Posts Tagged ‘Lung Cancer’

“My Voice” by Rick Linstead

"My Voice" by Rick Linstead

My name is Rick, I am 54 years old and I am a lung cancer survivor.  Stage III A small cell carcinoma.  My journey began in June 2011 with a calcium stone in my salivary gland, 2 dentists, ENT and radiologist found nothing, when my tongue was swollen to where I could not swallow or [...]


“My Voice” by Jill Feldman

"My Voice" by Jill Feldman

I knew I was at high risk.  But, I’m still in shock and the diagnosis is still so surreal; as if it were written into a script–except who would believe that the president of a lung cancer organization, a healthy 39 year old mother of four, with my family history, would actually get lung cancer!  [...]


“Self Advocacy” by Mike Tufo

“Self Advocacy” by Mike Tufo

“Self Advocacy” in “High Quality” Medical Institutions and the importance of making YOUR VOICE heard.
An Essay on medical “ignorance” when in a facility “unfamiliar” with YOUR medical history.
By Michael D. Tufo, R.T.(CT) ARRT
(Synovial Sarcoma/Lung Mets “Survivor” and Medical Imaging Professional.)
TO begin with: I have been in the field of Medical Imaging for well over [...]


“My Voice” by Jill Harrison

"My Voice" by Jill Harrison

I was 21 and a junior in college when I joined the cancer survivor club – diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor in my upper right lung on December, 26th 2003, the day after Christmas.  I went from never being in a hospital since the day of my birth to living in hospitals with countless procedures [...]


“My Voice” by Kimberly Hicks

"My Voice" by Kimberly Hicks

“You have an 80% chance of dying and we’re going to amputate your leg.” This was what I heard the first time I had cancer, at the age of 15. The last time I was diagnosed, I was told to “tie up loose ends and live for the short term”. My mother got upset when [...]


“My Voice” by Alissa Gores

"My Voice" by Alissa Gores

So where to begin? I guess the beginning. In July of 2004, I was diagnosed with “pre-cervical cancer”, my Doctor said it would be fine for me to have kids but I should start right away and after I was done I would need a hysterectomy. I was a little scared, but my Doctor was [...]