Real stories from lung cancer survivors | Free lung cancer ebook
Despite the stark reality from the statistics surrounding lung cancer, it is important to remember one thing— There is hope, for people do survive this disease.
People do survive lung cancer, and from them, we can learn a great deal. In honor of those survivors and as a way to share their stories of hope and courage, we recently released our first, free ebook, featuring the unique stories of 9 lung cancer survivors taken from different blog posts we've done.
After filling out the short form in the link attached, you will be emailed a free ebook of stories from people just like you and your loved ones, who have fought lung cancer — And who have won. Below are snippets of the stories featured in the ebook.
Debbie was 47 years old when she learned she had lung cancer. Since then, she has held on to hope because of her religious beliefs and friends she has made through online support groups.
After four major surgeries to treat his lung cancer – none of which he was expected to survive – Gary tried a new kind of radiation therapy. At this writing, he is cancer-free and still active in a cancer support group.
By the time Janet received her lung cancer diagnosis, the disease was already well advanced. She’s still receiving treatment, but continues to hold onto the hope that she will beat it.
For Liz, having lung cancer was a call to action. She wants everyone to know about the disease and to join in the fight against it.
By the time Nancy was diagnosed with lung cancer, her daughter had been dead for six months, a victim of the same disease. Comparing her daughter’s experience with her own has provided her with important lessons.
A human support system and medical research are the most important cancer-fighting weapons for survivor Radine. Her months of treatment were hard but ultimately successful.
The first symptom of Rhonda’s lung cancer was dramatic – She started coughing up blood. On the way to the hospital, she promised she would stop smoking. Now she tells her story to anyone who will listen.
It was 1961 when Stu learned he had lung cancer. In those days, cancer of any kind was a death sentence. Fifty years later, Stu is still with us.
An ex-smoker, Sandra was concerned about a pain in her side. Imaging tests showed nothing. Then she tried a new blood test to aid in early lung cancer detection. She believes it saved her life.
What these nine people have to say about surviving lung cancer is instructive as well as inspiring and touching. Enjoy their personal narratives as stories, but look beyond them for the lessons they each hold.
Early detection is a powerful weapon against lung cancer. If you know someone with lung cancer or at increased risk for lung cancer or you yourself are at risk for the disease , perhaps the stories in this book will give you both the hope and resources you can use.
According to data from the National Cancer Institute, the average five-year survival rate for a lung cancer patient is only 16%. If the cancer is caught in the later stages, after it has spread, that number can drop all the way down to 4%.
A critical key to fighting lung cancer is catching the disease in its earliest stages, when the five-year survival rate jumps to more than 50% and if found in stage 1 studies have shown survival as high as 90%.
Talk about the symptoms with your loved ones and take action in discovering lung cancer when it’s in its earliest stages, and the survival rates are higher. The more you know about the symptoms of lung cancer, the better prepared you and your loved ones will be.
To learn more about Oncimmune’s EarlyCDT-Lung, the blood test to aid in the early detection of lung cancer, please visit www.HelloHaveYouHeard.com. The test is covered by Medicare Part B and all private insurance companies (Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, etc.). Since its commercial release in 2009, it has helped find numerous lung cancer cases, and is currently being used by several hundred doctors across the United States.