Lung cancer survivor stories are a source of encouragement that many people draw from. That's why we ask our readers to send them in: so we can share then with everyone else struggling with this problem.
A diagnosis of lung cancer can feel like the worst day of your life. People who've gone through divorce, seen their businesses collapse around them or had their homes foreclosed on say that their diagnosis day was far worse. If you've gotten the diagnosis, you may be angry, frustrated, or scared.
We're here to help, and to show you that others have gone through this too. There are people who experience lung cancer cures.
We have a newsletter that will keep you informed about the latest research, as well as provide stories from lung cancer survivors and other related topics. It's free and comes out weekly, and you can subscribe using the forms in here. We're always interested in your stories, and are dedicated to building a community.
We're going to be honest with you. Most lung cancer is caught after it's spread, and the disease is an aggressive one. Lung cancer life expectancy isn't high, though that is partly because the cancer is usually detected later in life.
Even so, there are things you can do to improve life expectancy with lung cancer. Other pages in this web site will give you medical and nutritional information to help. Sometimes there are lung cancer cures-we'll give you all the information possible to find them.
Understand that lung cancer isn't a death sentence. Lung cancer will change your life, but it doesn't mean that your life is going to be miserable. Lots of people have lived through lung cancer and have stories to share of how they got through it. Their accounts stories serve as inspirations to other people, and we have links to several of them on this page.
There's more to lung cancer survivor stories than inspiration. While a clinical trial can tell you whether a drug treatment or medical device was beneficial, it can't tell you what the experience was like. Human beings know what they went through, and people who've been through the process can help you seek out treatments make informed choices.
Many people want to help, so do not think for a second that you are a burden to them. Another form of support is lung cancer chat, available on the Internet. We really urge you to join these groups and learn about lung cancer survivor stories.
One key to getting through cancer, no matter what kind it is, is having a calmer, and more relaxing lifestyle. Your friends and family will ask you if they can help; don't let pride get in the way. Let them do their part, even if it's only sorting laundry or doing the dishes. Your goal should be to focus on getting better, not to elevate your stress levels about routine problems.
It's not all grit and determination. You're going to feel sad and depressed and wondering you're ever going to get better. Don't bottle those emotions up; express them, roll in them. They're a natural part of the process. You aren't a Hollywood action hero; the cameras aren't rolling, and you're entitled to get those feelings out in any way you can.
You may want to talk to a professional counselor or therapist. You've got a lot of new complications in your life now, and having someone who'll listen is important. (We also run a cancer chat to let you talk to other patients about what's going on in your life.) Talk to them about support groups and therapy sessions.
Cancer doesn't define you. You define who you are. Face it head on and get better.
"This website is for all lung cancer patients, their families and friends. I want people to know that they can overcome this disease by learning what to do, where to go for great medical help, how to deal with insurance and all the other problems facing them.
I have worked with some great people to make this web site easy to understand and devoted to helping you. Please let me know if anything doesn't help you or if we can do something more that would be useful to you.
The most important factor in a person getting healthy is their personal determination and their will to be better. You have to summon that determination and then take the steps described here - we are here to help and support you."