The Unnecessary Cruelty of Clinical Trials by: Lisa Goldman


Since I’ve been holding steady on my treatment, I haven’t needed access to a clinical trial yet. However, clinical trials may become essential to my survival, and I’m already concerned about getting into them when I need help the most. I often hear scientists ask, “how can we increase patient participation in clinical trials so … Continue reading The Unnecessary Cruelty of Clinical Trials by: Lisa Goldman

Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 22, Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza [Perfiles en El Cáncer de Pulmón — Día 22, Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza]


PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER – DAY 22 Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015 Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza, Survivor and Advocate “Life doesn’t have to end after diagnosis. It can be a wake-up call to start making YOU your biggest priority in life.” [***Por favor, lea la traducción española de abajo***] \Who are you? — I’m a 32 … Continue reading Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 22, Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza [Perfiles en El Cáncer de Pulmón — Día 22, Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza]

Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 15, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi


PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER – DAY 15 Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015 Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Lung cancer advocate and former caregiver “Lung cancer happened to Paul, but it’s something we did together.” Twitter handle:@rocketgirlmd Who are you? — I am Paul Kalanithi’s widow, I’m a doctor, and I’m Cady’s mom. My husband was Paul Kalanithi, … Continue reading Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 15, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Living Scan to Scan (and trying not to)


There’s another LC survivor who’s catch phrase is “make the play now, cry later.” It was a lesson she learned in softball that she applied to LC. I think most of us who have been handed a diagnosis like this and are still around to tell the tale have invoked this approach to some extent. … Continue reading Living Scan to Scan (and trying not to)

Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 3: Bonnie Addario, “Lung Cancer patients are on my mind and in my heart every day”


Hi Readers! In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a group of lung cancer bloggers will be interviewing people in the lung cancer community and profiling a patient, caregiver, advocate or health care provider each day in November. I am excited to get to know more people who are impacted by this disease, and I … Continue reading Profiles in Lung Cancer — Day 3: Bonnie Addario, “Lung Cancer patients are on my mind and in my heart every day”

Gift Ideas for Someone With Cancer


I’ve toyed with writing a blog post on the topic of gifts for a cancer patient for a long time, but haven’t because it’s a little tricky. It would be impossible to list everything I’ve received and yet, I’m terrified of leaving some out. The generosity that has flowed my way has brought me to … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Someone With Cancer