I am blessed. I have an incredible wife and 3 wonderful boys. I’m a doctor and practice emergency medicine. But in the blink of an eye, our world was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
I was 49 years old and basically given 4-8 months to live. We cried together, hugged each other and decided we would live life day by day and for our children’s sake… Read More
My name is Nancy Huhn. My cancer diagnosis was five years ago, October 16.
However, the medical story begins probably 3-4 years prior when I started complaining about chest pain. I had several visits to doctors including an emergency room run because of the severe pain in my chest. At each of these occasions I was given a heart stress test and told “your heart is fine”. Read More
My story starts early in the year of 1999. I was having trouble with my shoulder. When I was at work, I could not get things off the shelves without being in a lot of pain. I went to the doctors and they sent me to physical therapy to do exercises. That did not help the problem. I was then referred to a physical therapist. … Read More
An attorney and lung cancer survivor, David was diagnosed 22 years after he quit smoking and a little over one year after he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. His favorable “score” for a routine heart scan in 2002 was tempered by an incidental notation of a possible nodule on the lower lobe of his right lung. Immediate follow-up tests confirmed a small, malignant tumor – lung cancer. He underwent surgery for removal of two lobes of his right lung… Read More
My name is Donna-Lee Lista, I am 54 years old, married to Ray for 30 years, mother to Caroline (25) and Alexandra (18) and as of Feb 7th 2013 after having my yearly scan, I am now a 7 year lung cancer survivor . I was diagnosed at age 47 on January 19th 2006, it was an incidental find so I was luckier than most. As a never smoker, the one cancer I never dreamed I could get was lung. … Read More
In September of 2006, I was doing volunteer work at a local prison and went in for an x-ray for a standard TB test; they saw a shadow on my left lung. Over the next year they did a few CT scans, and then a PET scan. The spot on my lung was not hot, but they said I had a lymph node that was warm. They then brought me in for a bronchoscopy, but were unable to biopsy the lymph node during that procedure; they did test the fluid around the lymph node and it was negative for cancer… Read More
I had just played one of my best golf games in many years! But the pain in my hip had become so intense, that my golf partner said, “Hey Paulie, you really should have that checked out – I’m starting to feel badly taking your money!” I thought about it that evening, talked to my wife, Ellen, and we agreed to see my friend, an orthopedic surgeon….that was March 5, 2012 – thus began my journey…. Read More
My name is Jim Lamp & I have served 6 years in the Navy most on a Fast Attack nuclear submarine & 28 years working at a nuclear power plant, most recently as a Shift Forman in California. I was born November 1960, 53 years ago. I love God, my family & friends very much & thank them all for their support … Read More