Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. For diagnosed lung cancer patients and families seeking insight and support, connecting with other patients and their loved ones can often be a valuable resource. Below are a few influential bloggers who have used their blog to become a voice for the lung cancer community.
Life and breath: outliving lung cancer – Linnea Duff, a 51-year-old mother of three, was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer 6.5 years ago. She believes her blog has allowed her to be a voice for lung cancer and “the terminally optimistic.”
Stage IV – Jessica Rice was completely caught by surprise when she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer at the age of 30. As a non-smoker with no family history of illness, Jessica affirms, “nothing “caused’ my cancer.” Jessica uses her blog as a platform to fight the “stigma” of lung cancer as a smoker’s disease while advocating for funding and research.
Cancer in Context – As a reporter for Reuters, Debra Sherman has been writing about medical technology and healthcare for more than a decade. Prior to her diagnosis with Stage 4 lung cancer, she never imagined the countless hours of research and writing would ever apply to her. Now, Debra writes about the latest cancer research and treatment options from the unique perspective of a patient.
To find more lung cancer resources visit the American Lung Association’s website.
This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.