The Lung Cancer Living Room™ presents Dr. Shane Dormady, Director of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the El Camino Hospital Cancer Center, as he walks you through how to build the best team to beat lung cancer. Dr. Dormady talks about issues ranging from connecting emotionally with doctors to seeking out the newest cutting-edge technology in treatment such as genetic testing and CyberKnife. If you don’t know where to start, this is a great “12-ingredient recipe” to follow! Watch the video now at http://vimeopro.com/lungcancerfoundation/livingroom/video/40512512.
About the Living Room
The BJALCF Lung Cancer Living Room is a support group for patients, survivors, families and friends affected by lung cancer. This unique, informal gathering meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 pm at their offices in San Carlos, California and now it’s available online. The program is led by Danielle Hicks, Director of Patient Advocacy and Support. On average there are 30 participants per meeting, from 32 to 75 years of age, diagnosed with any stage of lung cancer including mesothelioma and in all phases of treatment; their family and friends; and healthcare providers. Topics include how to improve patient-physician communications, the role of early detection and molecular analysis at diagnosis, the clinical trials process, the basics of genetic testing and the application of gene therapeutics.
The Lung Cancer Living Room Support Group is designed to:
- Empower lung cancer patients through education in a non-clinical environment,
- Provide patients with a network via social networking sites and cell phones. Cell phones are provided to patients and families affected by lung cancer to exchange experiences and support one another.