Still LIVING with stage IV lung cancer! After another full day of driving five hours (I rode with my chauffeur Dan, joined by our daughter this trip!), IV in, blood draw, CT scans, brain MRI, EKG, and Dr. appointment, the tests results look great! No progression seen in my lungs, liver, or meninges! Twenty-one months in this clinical trial on the targeted therapy drug lorlatinib. Wow. Grateful beyond words. I will share more on the ins and outs, ups and downs of living with cancer, taking a heavy duty medication that IS reaching my brain and messing up other parts of my system, and what our trip was like (nice!) later, perhaps next week when I get the reports. But first, this:
Be on the lookout this summer for these two, having fun while showing support and spreading awareness for the lung cancer community.
LUNG CANCER MATTERS! 1 in 16 of us will get lung cancer. Research is key to saving lives, if not in prevention, then in early detection and treatment.
SPREADING AWARENESS MATTERS! More and more young people, people with healthy lifestyles, are being diagnosed with LUNG cancer.
LUNG CANCER takes more lives than the other prominent cancers combined. Know the symptoms. Don’t ignore that little cough-cough, weight loss, chronic headache, fatigue. If you think something is wrong, be persistent in finding answers. Your family needs you.
FAMILY MATTERS! I’m grateful for mine.
Always, always have hope.