A positive outlook and can-do attitude go a long way in helping to achieve a better outcome.
– Foster Lasley, MD
Lung cancer is a very lonely cancer.
– Leah Phillips
The best thing my friends and family did for me was to love and support me by showing up, making a phone call, coming by to visit, or taking me to lunch.
– Diane Miller
It’s vitally important for every patient diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer to get comprehensive genomic testing. These tests tell your oncologist the best treatment option for you to have success.
– Larry Gershon
I started seeing a therapist for the first time in my life. I thought at first, I could handle this without professional help, but I couldn’t. Seeing a therapist has helped.
– Natalie Brown
Once you have found your oncologist and your whole cancer support team, and you know you have a plan of attack to treat your cancer, most people feel better.
– Alison Massey, adult nurse practitioner
Even with all the side effects, medications, and doctor visits, I think it’s important for me mentally to maintain as much of a normal lifestyle as I possibly can. It’s good for me as well as my family.
– Amy McMillin
If you’re facing a diagnosis of inoperable lung cancer, it’s important to talk to your clinical team about how you’re coping. Ask for help if you need it. What support do you have? What support do you need?