Farewell, Stephen Hawking, and thanks

Physicist Stephen Hawking died yesterday at age 76. As a science geek, I was awed by his amazing intellect and ability to explain difficult science clearly. As a metastatic cancer patient, I admired how he…

When am I old enough to die?

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA Barbara Ehrenreich’s new book has a title that makes a much-needed point:  As a metastatic cancer patient, this resonates with me.  The fact is, people…

Financial assistance for cancer patients

If you’re a cancer patient looking for assistance with paying for targeted therapies, transportation to appointments, lodging near cancer centers, or other issues, check out Nancy’s List of financial assistance resources! Like this: Like Loading...…

A call for more research on “chemobrain”

Image credit: Microsoft The journal Trends in Neurosciences published an article June 12, 2018 calling for more research into cognitive impairment caused by cancer treatment.    Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall.  To get an overview…

Call to Action — Lung Cancer Patients &…

  Are you from Oregon? You may be losing a very important tool to help you survive cancer. Please stand up to keep providing Medicaid coverage of FDA approved comprehensive genomic sequencing. Many lives depend…

Lung Cancer Foundation Day at the Races

Rancho Santa Fe Review The 8th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s “Day at the Races” took place July 23 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event featured dining, beverages, racing views and concierge…

Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung…

Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds. from HealthDay News The cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab) may offer hope of a longer life for some patients with advanced lung…

CURE Media Group Partners with the Lung Cancer…

CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, has expanded its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) Program by uniting with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America…