ROS1ders Meet the Rodents


What happens when you tell someone they have a terminal diagnosis and potentially less than a year to live? They cry, get scared, worry about the loved ones they will leave behind, and grieve. And if they are anything like the ROS1ders, they organize and make stuff happen. It has not been easy, and along … Continue reading ROS1ders Meet the Rodents

Day 17: Kim Ringen, survivor. “Everyone kept blowing off my concerns as typical pregnancy symptoms.”


PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015 Day 17: Kim Ringen, Lung Cancer Survivor “Everyone kept blowing off my concerns as typical pregnancy symptoms.” Twitter handle: @KimberlyRingen Who is Kim Ringen? Tell us a little bit about who you are, aside from cancer. Funny I can’t get away from cancer even in my … Continue reading Day 17: Kim Ringen, survivor. “Everyone kept blowing off my concerns as typical pregnancy symptoms.”

Day 10: Brendon Stiles, MD. “Even a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is not a death sentence.”


PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015 Day 10: Brendon Stiles, MD, Health Care Provider “Even a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is not a death sentence.” Twitter handle: @BrendonStilesMD Who is Brendon Stiles? Tell us a little bit about yourself. Ten years ago, I lost my father to lung cancer. After training … Continue reading Day 10: Brendon Stiles, MD. “Even a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer is not a death sentence.”

Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 1: Melissa Crouse, “So the chess match goes on.”


Hey folks, it is November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this, 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. I will post them here for your enjoyment. I am excited to get … Continue reading Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 1: Melissa Crouse, “So the chess match goes on.”

Cancer On My Mind


Ha ha – I couldn’t help myself. My dedicated readers will recall from my last post, “The Other Shoe,” that although Xalkori continues to be totally amazing at controlling the cancer in my body, it is not doing so hot in my brain. So, as I predicted, I have amped up my participation in the … Continue reading Cancer On My Mind

The Other Shoe


From the day I started chemo for my stage 4 lung cancer, I have had nothing but great results. The chemo started working immediately and my breathing improved noticeably after the very first treatment. Each scan showed shrinking (or at least stability) of my tumors and a PET scan even revealed that my targeted medicine … Continue reading The Other Shoe