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Receiving a RET-positive lung cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You may not know anything about the disease at first, and that is okay. At The Happy Lungs Project, we want you to feel empowered to ask your healthcare team as many questions as you need to feel confident about your care. Here are 27 questions you can use to get started on your quest for information. Share this post with someone you know who may need guidance. Check out the link in the comments to read the blog "What to Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed with RET-Positive Lung Cancer." #empoweredpatient #retpositive #lungcancer ... See MoreSee Less
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Immunotherapy empowers your immune system to fight cancer! πŸ’ͺ Sometimes, abnormal cancer cells go unnoticed, but immunotherapy helps your body recognize and attack them. Discover how this treatment can help RET NSCLC patients and learn more about immunotherapy at ourπŸ”— below. #cancertreatment #immunotherapy #happylungsproject ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟Welcome, Dr. Jessica Lin and Dr. Upal Basu Roy, to the Happy Lungs Scientific Advisory Board!🌟Dr. Lin is a medical oncologist at Mass General Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Specializing in thoracic malignancies, Dr. Lin focuses on developing novel therapeutic and biomarker strategies for advanced lung cancers. Her research aims to improve outcomes for patients with molecularly defined subsets of lung cancer, including those with RET gene fusions.Dr. Basu Roy spearheads Happy Lungs Project's partner organization, @lungevity’s Translational Research Programs, and Patient-Focused Research Center (Patient FoRCe). Dr. Basu Roy has extensive experience in community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodology in health sciences research, specifically in projects involving immigrants and minority populations. Join us in welcoming Dr. Lin and Dr. Basu Roy as we continue to advance research and treatment for RET-positive lung cancer! Read more about them and our other Scientific Board members on our website: happylungsproject.org/scientific-advisory-board/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We asked our founder, Ilana, if any mantras or quotes got her through her difficult diagnosis and treatment. She shared some incredible words (like this one) that gave her hope and strength during her toughest times. We are excited to share them with you today and in the weeks ahead. Now, we want to hear from you! Were there any particular quotes, thoughts, or mantras that got you through your diagnosis and treatment? πŸ’¬βœ¨Your words could inspire and support someone else in our community who needs it. Share your favorites in the comments below! πŸ‘‡β€οΈ#cancersupport #StrengthInWords #shareyourstrength #retpositive #lungcancer ... See MoreSee Less
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Receiving a RET-positive lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Ask your healthcare provider these key questions to better understand your condition and treatment options. This guide helps you make informed decisions and consider second opinions for the best care plan. Know what to ask and take control of your cancer journey.Read "What to Ask Your Doctor When Diagnosed with RET-Positive Lung Cancer": happylungsproject.org/what-to-ask-your-doctor-when-diagnosed-with-ret-positive-lung-cancer #LungCancer #RETPositive #CancerCare #InformedDecisions ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Welcome, Dr. David Carbone and Dr. Marc Ladanyi to the Happy Lungs Scientific Advisory Board🌟Dr. Carbone is the Director of the James Thoracic Oncology Center at OSUMC and holds the Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Research. With over 300 peer-reviewed publications and extensive experience in lung cancer research, genetics, and immunotherapy, his expertise is invaluable to our mission.Dr. Ladanyi is the Chief of Molecular Diagnostics Service and William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His groundbreaking work in the genomics and molecular pathogenesis of thoracic malignancies and sarcomas, including the discovery of novel gene fusions, is pivotal to advancing cancer research.Join us in welcoming Dr. Carbone and Dr. Ladanyi as we continue to advance research and treatment for RET-positive lung cancer! Read more about them and our other Scientific Board members on our website: happylungsproject.org/scientific-advisory-board/ #happylungsproject #retpositive #welcome #ScientificAdvisoryBoard #lungcancerresearch #cancercare ... See MoreSee Less
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