Conversations about Lung Cancer
The Conversation is a virtual program featuring a panel discussion with expert physicians, patients, patient advocates and other cancer experts. The discussion focuses on topical issues regarding a specific cancer condition.
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Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Patients
Meg Maley, RN, BSN, leads the panel discussion about supportive care for lung cancer patients. Dr. Eric Roeland, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego Health helps define supportive care. Niki Koestle, MSN, ANP, ACHPN, FPCN, Director of Palliative Care, Carolinas Healthcare System, Levine Cancer Institute, adds her thoughts in differentiating palliative care from hospice care. Dr. Roeland goes on to advise patients to self-advocate and speak up about their symptoms so that they can experience the best care they deserve. Healing vs. curing is discussed and Randy Broad, a 7 year lung cancer patient and PEN Board member, gives his thoughts on finding the right medical team and making the correct decisions about treatment options.
Getting The Right Treatment & Testing For Lung Cancer
Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily), patient advocate, metastatic lung cancer patient, and co-moderator of #LCSM chat hosts The Conversation with Emma Shtivelman, PhD, Chief Scientist Cancer Commons, Mary Ellen Hand, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator Rush University Medical Center, and Stage 4 Lung Cancer Patient, Mary Williams.
This program is supported by Celgene, Genentech, Helsinn, Novartis, and Pfizer, and through generous donations from people like you.