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Wella
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Just wanted to introduce myself new to the group. I have been recently diagnosed with lung cancer and starting my therapy next eeek. I am hoping that this group can help with this phase in my life that I must go through right now it’s just scary and so much to learn
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Hello and welcome @Wella . Thank you for your introduction. You are from such a beautiful part of the country. I have no doubt you will find the support and information you are seeking in this group. As a start, we have a forum for lung cancer if you want to take a look and when ready, post. It is found under Forums > Cancer types > Lung. Here is the link for you: https://cancerconnection.ca/discussions/viewcategory/68

There is a FAQ at the bottom of each page if you need help in navigating the site. Is it chemo you are starting with next week?

Lianne

Wella
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Yes Chemo and immunotherapy

@Wella
wishing you well with your treatment next week. Besides the lung forum, we also have a Treatments and side effects forum here: https://cancerconnection.ca/discussions/viewcategory/48 ( Forums > Treatments and side effects ) if you want to post a question or see what has already been discussed.

Feel free to ask questions as they arise and if you are comfortable, swing back and let us know how you make out next week.

Lianne

@Wella
Welcome to the club nobody wants to join. I have a boy out in Kentville while I'm stuck out here on the West Coast. I was out visit him in the spring and realized what beautiful part of the country he has chosen.

There are a few of us that hang around here with a wee bit of experience with lung cancer. Trying to get information can be a challenge when you don't even know what questions to ask. In the lung forum there is a link to the guidebook that CCS produces but for up to date information Lung Cancer Canada produces a patient handbook that is incredibly useful. https://www.lungcancercanada.ca/en-CA/Resources/Patient-Guide.aspx

For the latest and greatest information, I'm a fan of Lungevity. Their patient stuff is easy to navigate and full of information. Just be aware that it is American and is written to that audience so there may be information on more recent drugs and treatment protocols that are still in the Canadian approval process so accessing them can be challenging (though not impossible.) https://www.lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers

Stay in touch.

Angus

Skye2
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@Wella
Welcome! I hope your treatment goes well, with minimal side effects.

Everyone here has been through cancer of some sort- either themselves or a loved one, and there is so much support here, you’ll never feel alone!

Many of us have been through multiple treatments from surgery to chemo and radiation, and if you asks question , someone is sure to respond!!!

Wishing you good luck, and know that we are here for you❤️

Sue

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