The Mission of The Face of Lung Cancer is to create an on-line
community where lung cancer victims and survivors can come for
encouragement, understanding and support. We will reach out and
advocate for one another by providing a place and a voice for our
hopes, fears and concerns. We will empower each other by sharing
information on research, advances in treatment and diagnostics, and
pending legislative action.
If you are on this site today, chances are that you, a friend or loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Perhaps you are a caregiver or one providing support. Whether yours is a new or continuing struggle to search for and grasp information you never imagined you would need, deal with anxieties and fear, continue to live with hope, or grieve for one who has been lost, you have arrived in a place where you are not alone. My husband, Dan, and I were you four years ago. I am still you today.
The Face of Lung Cancer is a project of the heart. I am endeavoring to create the kind of place I wish had been there for us, our families and friends when Dan was diagnosed in May of 2005; a place of shared strength and support; a giving place where you can share your stories with others who understand because their lives have also been forever changed by lung cancer.
Each month I will share information on clinical trials, advances in research and treatment, legislative updates, and other topics from a variety sources. Some of it may shock, as well as inform you. It may anger you. If it does, I hope you will channel your anger into the action so urgently needed.
We did not choose this connection; it chose us. I welcome you here and value your comments and suggestions on how to make this site a better place for you.