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Why I'm "Here"

I did not choose to be on this Lung Cancer Patient/Advocacy Road; it chose me. Had my late mother not been diagnosed with late stage inoperable lung cancer, I can say with a fair amount of certainty, I would not be on this road. We never considered the possibility of lung cancer because we did not know the facts. Lung Cancer is Not Just for Smokers.
I became an advocate because I did not want one other family to face the shock that our family did. NO ONE IS IMMUNE from a lung cancer diagnosis. My goal is to empower people with information in order to give them a fighting chance. My goal is to reframe the issue of lung cancer in order to address the social stigma currently associated with the disease. My goal is to support increased lung cancer research to find the cure.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mabel Wilson's Lung Cancer Journey

Mabel Wilson, now 91- 1/2 lives in Mount Savage, Maryland. Diagnosed with adenocarcinoma at age 90 she chose a right thoracotomy and right lower lobectomy which was offered to her as the best option for a normal life. After a recuperation at her daughter's house she chose to return to her home and continues to live alone, but not really alone- a supportive family, caring physicians and overall good fortune continue.

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