gdc
Lung CancerPatient AdvocacyPatient Stories

This Is What Lung Cancer Looks Like

Hildy Grossman describes her struggle with the stigma linked to a lung cancer diagnosis and her work, through Upstage Lung Cancer and music, to educate the public about lung cancer.
November 2018 Volume 4 – Lung Cancer
Hildy Grossman
Brookline, Massachusetts

Years ago, feminist and activist Gloria Steinem was featured on the cover of a magazine at age 50. When a reporter commented that she didn’t look her age, Ms. Steinem replied, “Well, get a good look, because this is what 50 looks like.”

Recommended For You
BiomarkersLung Cancer
Biomarker Testing in Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Guide for Patients
By Blanca A. Ledezma, MSN, NP, Edward B. Garon, MD

Non–small-cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 80% to 85% of all lung cancer cases in the United States.

Colorectal CancerGenetics & CancerPatient Stories
Learning I Had Lynch Syndrome Helped Save My Life
By Wenora Y. Johnson
Lynch syndrome is a hereditary genetic abnormality that can cause several types of cancer. Wenora Johnson discovered that it ran in her family after she had treatment for colon cancer. Knowing that she was at a high risk for certain cancers, and having 2 children already, she had her ovaries and uterus removed, as prevention.
Humor & CancerPatient Stories
Spreading Fun and Games
By Rex Jones
Once you have been handed a cancer diagnosis, everything else in­evitably changes. In a very real sense, your entire life gets a complete overhaul, whether you want it or not. Some changes are for the better, others are less favorable, but life simply won’t be the same again.
Patient AdvocacySurvivorship
Celebrate What You’re Grateful For: Lessons from My 20 Years of Survivorship
By Danny Heinsohn

My 2014 TED talk began with words from my 1999 college diploma: “May all your hopes and high aspirations be as richly rewarding as this achievement.”

Last modified: June 22, 2020

Subscribe to CONQUER: the patient voice magazine

Receive timely cancer news & updates, patient stories, and more.

Country