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recurrent lung infections

  • By pbedtelyon · New reply 9:32 am
  • 4 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 ...

Prayer -- An Important Part of Dealing with Lung Cancer

  • By Cancerblog · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I was diagnosed with inoperable Stage IIIA Adenocarcinoma on October 5th 2007. I will never forget that date or my reaction to the idea that I would likely be dead soon. I looked at the statistics and ...

Interview with a young mother discussing living with LC

  • By ASG71 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 5 replies
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rib fractured

  • By trish1973 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I had breast cancer I had one round of chemo (red devil) that is what they called it . I'm almost a year cancer free I had cancer in my left breast all the radation on my left side and I went to bed one ...

Greg Anderson

  • By Walker12 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Check out his books: 50 essential things, the cancer conqueror, and more. ...

CHANGE The Face Of Lung Cancer---DR. ROSS CAMIDGE

  • By davstar · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • ross-camidge-md-phd-university-of-colora do-cancer-center ...

Stage IV Survivor Penny Marshall does PSA for Lung Cancer

  • By Mother-in-law · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation just released this PSA featuring Penny Marshall (LaVerne & Shirley actress, and Director of Big, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own). She was diagnosed ...

Putting a face with a name

  • By bulletsdown · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi, For those of you who don't yet know me, my name is Buddy. I am 45 years old, husband, father, son and friend. I am a 3 year SCLC survivor and thank God every day that I'm still here. My purpose to ...


  • By 1000summers · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • My mother was just diagnosed with mesothelioma. We are in shock. I don't see much on this site about it. Id like to hear from anyone affected by this disease, suvivors or family members. I understand ...

Stage IV to NED – treatment, moving on, paying it forward

  • By Mother-in-law · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 27 replies
  • Immediately after my daughter-in-law was diagnosed, like most of you, we searched for “success stories.” My son wanted to print one a day to provide Emily with hope. Unfortunately, we did not find many ...

adenocarcinoma stage 4 lung cancer metasized to the bone

  • By jfridley · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • why does internet say rate of survivor is only 3 months ...

Here they call it NEMAM

  • By Grandee · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • On 3/10 I had a PET scan done and received the results on 3/21. It read "No evidence for metabolically active malignancy" or NEMAM. Most of you call this NED which I like better but as long as there is ...

Sclc ext stories of hope?

  • By sparkle138 · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Please share any stories of hope. My mum has just been diagnosed with ext sclc with mets to lymph nodes and liver. I understand this is a bad diagnosis and the cancer is advanced but I'd love to hear ...


  • By WorriedWife69 · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what your symptoms was if any when you first was diagnosed with Lung cancer? The reason Im asking is because my husband had head and neck cancer and did ...

Choked on a supplement Hubby saved me

  • By Juliejb · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I just got another good NED report form my onoc on Thursday and Friday night is choked on a calcium supplement my husband had to to the maneuver three times on me to get it dislodged. But then I think ...


  • By Bandit1776 · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • I had a few discussions yesterday with a few people who were very helpful in answering my questions concerning Tarceva. They did a great job. They also directed me to this site for some more discussion ...

Today I am offcially a 3 year SCLC survivor!

  • By bulletsdown · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 49 replies
  • Praise the lord. I wanted to thank all of you wonderful people on Inspire who have been there for me. I want to thank my family & friends for being my rock, for making me laugh when it was hard to, for ...

Update on Debra1

  • By easterbaby · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 40 replies
  • Debra sent me this message today and she told me I could let everyone know. She asks for our prayers. "I have been in the hospital since last Saturday, Had another pass out and not cancer, will get a ...

Mi Inspirar Familia

  • By easterbaby · New reply March 7, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown Tribute to survivors and caregivers posting for survivors 2013. Accen28, Ackack, Acman, Acs, Advanced, Aero (hubby), Agolfaholic ...

Alimta and crizotinib in combination

  • By karamaqa · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • my husband's PET was done on saturday and it is showing further reduction and shrinkage .Since he is on Alimta maintenance and tomorrow going to take 3rd round of Alimta .is anyone here taking both alimta ...
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