Lung Cancer Archive

Mesothelioma … 4% of lung cancer


Lung cancer affects more people than all the other prominent cancers combined. Mesothelioma is one form…4% of all lung cancer.

Lung Cancer and More


We speak with Dr. Ross Camidge about what people need to know about lung cancer.

A conversation with Deb Violette


In this episode Mike talks with his long-time friend and dedicated advocate for lung cancer, Deb Violette, founder of Free ME from Lung Cancer.

Redefining Cancer


Cheryl Gradziel, an analyst with Global Data, talks about the NCI recommendation to change the language of cancer to reduce overtreatment of early-stage tumors.

Riding the Horse called Hope… a conversation with bill penzer

You would think that a person who had been a practicing psychologist for more than four decades would know how to cope with the diagnosis of cancer in one of his grown children. Psychologists are a source of refuge, help, and direction for many of us who suffer with all kinds of maladies and are […]

H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC

From Mike Lawing: Dear Fellow Travelers: I’m attaching some information about a bill that is working its way through the North Carolina state legislature. This bill entitled “H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC” would update antiquated insurance laws to ensure that all chemotherapy, regardless of form, will be accessible and affordable […]

Causes and Care for Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma is a particularly virulent form of cancer of the lungs or abdomen, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Mary Hesdorffer, a Nurse Practitioner, is the executive director of The Mesothelioma Foundation. She is a tireless advocate for mesothelioma patients and their families, who are irreversibly impacted by the diagnosis.

Under The Radar: Distress Screening

Prologue: I seldom dwell on the fact that I am a cancer survivor. Now in my 16th year of survivorship I feel that I have grown comfortable with the fact that this type of cancer is essentially incurable, that it still has the capacity to metastasize, and the routine of follow-up CT scans and Dr. […]

Breaking the Habit

Mike talks about his own experience quitting smoking, and encourages you to do the same. At the very least, get the smoke out of your life even if you can’t kick the nicotine. There are smokeless products to help you. Getting rid of nicotine and tar significantly lowers your health risks.

Tobacco, Nicotine – stop smoking and reduce harm

Dr. Gilbert Ross speaks with Mike and Joyce about stopping smoking, getting smoke and tar out of your life, and reducing the harm that they inject into our bodies and our atmosphere. If you can’t quit nicotine, there are smokeless products to help you.