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When diagnosed, Diane was just 30 years old, had never smoked, and had no history of lung cancer in her family. Thanks to ongoing advances in lung cancer research have enabled Diane to live a full life, marry, and be strong enough to embark on a new career.
Fighting Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
Chemotherapy can impact the bone marrow, and thus kill some of our good cells in the bone marrow, like the white blood cells and the red blood cells. This new treatment is really exciting in that it actually allows us to protect those cells from being harmed, before chemotherapy is given. So that’s really just a novel way of trying to reduce some of the debilitating side effects that our patients often encounter as they go through chemotherapy. Promising news for patients, this approach is being studied in clinical trials for other cancers as well.
Emergency room case manager and nurse Marla Celeri knew something was wrong when her persistent cough and hoarse voice worsened. Listening to her gut saved her life – fighting adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Now Marla says,” I got my voice back and I plan to use it.”
LCFA is saddened by the loss of Elizabeth Moir, who passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021 at the age of 32. Elizabeth Moir was 29 years old when she began to notice symptoms, like coughing up blood, that would be eventually be diagnosed as adenocarcinoma.
Amie Hyman passed away on December 6, 2021, after beating the odds of advanced lung cancer for four and a half years with spirit, determination, and grace. LCFA is grateful that she shared her story with us.
Ginny Hamlin was a healthy, half-marathon running, 55-year-old when she was first diagnosed with lung cancer. She would be diagnosed 3 more times, but now she has no evidence of disease (NED). Here’s her story.