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Lung Cancer Forums => Living with Lung Cancer => Topic started by: iana5252 on November 19, 2021, 04:20:55 pm

Title: Improving Survivorship for Individuals Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
Post by: iana5252 on November 19, 2021, 04:20:55 pm
There are two things most people believe about lung cancer, says Jamie Studts, PhD, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program at the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center: Those who suffer from it most likely caused it by using tobacco, and the prognosis for surviving the disease is poor.

While neither of those things is strictly true, the common perception of lung cancer means that those who survive it often do so alone, without the sense of community and togetherness that is the norm for many survivors of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and other cancers.

That’s why, when he served as professor of behavioral science at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Studts led the development of an intervention to help support lung cancer survivors through their survivorship journey.

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