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Stigma of Lung Cancer

  • By vconnol · New reply 3:32 am
  • Discussion in Lung cancer in the news · 8 replies
  • Found this interesting. As a never smoker, I haven't really thought about this much, but it really aggravates me that new guidelines allow screening for lung cancer for smokers, but not for non smokers ...

No More Chemo

  • By Brendalou · New reply 3:27 am
  • Discussion in Family members and caregivers · 8 replies
  • My Prince and I went for his chemo Thursday only for the oncologist to tell us Stan's scans showed the cancer is growing in his liver and bones. The chemo is not working anymore....this is his second ...

Taxotere - Side Effects/Nail Problems

  • By bchbabe26 · New reply 3:25 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • So Barry's nails have begun to get rough and split - I just bought Hard as Nails and applied it , but does anyone know how often I should re-apply it to keep ahead of this problem? He's also developed ...

We got Xalkori!

  • By designeremily · New reply 3:04 am
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Woohoo! 4/19/xalkori ...

Valerie Harper CANCER FREE!

  • By Prayformomma · New reply 1:35 am
  • Discussion in Good news · 33 replies
  • I can't link it from my phone, but if you google it, I'm sure it will come up ...

Home Hospice

  • By Varya · New reply 1:27 am
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • Yesterday I set up my home hospice care, to the shock of friends and family. But at 79 plus and stuck with a very difficult living situation I don't want any more chemo. Very scary decision, of course ...

TKI – a new hypothesis about resistances

  • By Bernie3 · New reply 12:25 am
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 10 replies
  • Dear Inspire friends, I have been thinking about the notion of resistance. Most of us respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors for a certain period of time and then develop a resistance. I have been reading ...

Family can be really stupid

  • By Trishyff · New reply 12:20 am
  • Journal · 56 replies
  • Lets see where do I begin....It's 5am and I feel blessed to be here. I havent felt any symptoms except fatigue from the treatment (#3) which I think is a good thing. But it does make me wonder if its ...

Eye problems on Tarceva

  • By Faithandme · New reply yesterday at 11:52 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage III · 5 replies
  • I posted a question but cannot find the discussion concerning it.. I wanted to find out if anyone has had eye problems on Tarceva? My lower eye-lids have lesions somewhat like the face rash. My face rash ...

4300 replies in Michelles post!!!

  • By AnnikaH · New reply yesterday at 11:37 pm
  • Discussion in ALK mutations and lung cancer · 25 replies
  • Hi all, Please just take a moment and remember my dear friend Michelle who started the ALK -Criz threads. For those of you who did not get to know her, She was a fun, warm and loving lady Always helpful ...


  • By Dwindle · New reply yesterday at 11:04 pm
  • Discussion in Hope, friends and humor · 23 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, "Hegira" means: To take flight to escape; to travel from a place of danger to a place of safety. In our collective lives, being joined here in the Inspire Community, the common element ...

recurrent lung infections

  • By pbedtelyon · New reply yesterday at 10:42 pm
  • Discussion in Survivor stories · 5 replies
  • 11 months ago I had a LLL lobectomy due to a Carcinoid Tumor that did not require chemo or radiation. I have had at least 6 infections since then ranging from pneumonia to bronchitis to sinus infections ...


  • By MAXINEZ · New reply yesterday at 10:35 pm
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • The Good is that I am married to the most wonderful, sweetest, supportive and caring wife in the world. The Good is that I am receiving support from the great people here at Inspire. I do not have the ...

New Bump in the Road

  • By Mikesgal · New reply yesterday at 10:14 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Mike is in the hospital; Yesterday morning he fell asleep in the shower chair and passed out, got to the hospital and he has a tumor in the brain. No more details yet, but I've been suspecting this was ...

What are the options for nsclc iv with kras mutation ?

  • By Fkstudio · New reply yesterday at 9:58 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - Stage IV · 1 reply
  • Dear all, I was just wondering what are the different options (conventional and clinical trials) for nsclc stage 4 with kras mutation ? My dad received his 1st line treatment with carbo/alimta (4 rounds ...

Sugar and Cancer

  • By TroySC · New reply yesterday at 9:50 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 106 replies
  • Can anyone tell me if you can have foods such as ice cream and juice when you have cancer? I have heard that sugar feeds cancer? Does that mean we should eliminate all products with sugar ...


  • By betsy0525 · New reply yesterday at 9:49 pm
  • Discussion in Non-small cell lung cancer - General · 6 replies
  • That's really all I have to say when people ask me how it's going. Well I'm watching my dad die. The 53 year old man who 6 months ago was completely fine working 60 hours a week now can't even sit up ...

Alcohol ????

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