Video Q&A about Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening

Fri, Nov 17
2:30pm to 3:00pm CT

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If you’re making your plan to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout in November, join Drs. J. Taylor Hays and David Midthun as they talk live about lung cancer screening, tobacco dependence treatments and a new study for those who want to quit smoking.

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Drs. J. Taylor Hays and David Midthun will answer questions live. Post your question below before or during the broadcast.

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Thank you fir chiming in! We need your support! You all are wonderful, brilliant, kind and do such amazing things for people!
Thank you!
linda

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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I was just recently diagnosed with COPD. Still smoking and trying to quit. I don’t know a whole lot about COPD except it’s a lung disease. Does it still progress on after I quit smoking?

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@pamkrenik

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I’ve been reading up on it and found the answer! Yes! That was an ignorant question. My apologies.

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Lorraine, there are no dumb questions! Where did you read more about COPD? Did you find a good website with information?
If you’d like to talk to other Connect members living with COPD, please pop over to this discussion:
— COPD: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/copd-end-stage/

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Hi Desirea:
Lung Disease is never talked about in an educational way until there is a problem or unless perhaps you work in the medical field! After my shocking lung cancer diagnosis , I went running to the library and was disappointed at what little information was available
10 years ago!
So, why would we know everything about a lung disease like COPD or the like?

My dream for lung health is that more people like you will talk together, and bravely share their experience and previous knowledge about lung disease.

It took a well trained team before I was properly diagnosed. As scary as it was, Mayo Clinic saved my life!
Because teams all talk openly about lung disease and the facts, I never felt shamed because I had Lung Cancer.

Since my diagnosis there have been tremendous advances in helping patients find a better quality of life.

I’m so glad you found Connect. Welcome;-)
linda

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Hi @colleenyoung Thank You for replying. I get a newsletter called Medicalnet and they have so much information that it comes out more than once daily. Full of information. After my question to Connect I read an article in Medicalnet and was quite satisfied with the article. It’s medicalnet.com and signup. I estimated that I am in stage 2 with COPD having mucus issues out of breath after 2 blocks of walking and coughing throughout the day. Connect is my only support system and thankful that I get feedback here. Happy Holidays!

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Lorraine….. very good question. This is what I was given as an answer by my pulmonologist ……. Around the age of 25 you reach your peak of lung function. From there on they slowly lose effectiveness…FOR EVERYONE. If you smoke, work at a job with lots of pollution, live with a person that does smoke and you don’t, your lungs will deteriorate at a faster pace….. almost the day you change that condition your lungs will revert back to the healthier slope of deterioration… but of course you have already done irreparable damage to them. This is why in EVERY list of suggestive treatments for COPD the very first suggestion is to QUIT SMOKING. I actually quit smoking by laser treatments, prior to being diagnosed with COPD. This method, I was told was 87% effective, so I asked what about the 13%? The answer was 3% there is no explanation BUT the other 10% can easily be explained that the person had not decided to quit. In other words they were gonna try to see if it worked. Trying is not doing. When you are diagnosed with COPD….. YOU HAVE LOST THAT PATHWAY…. YOU MUST, MUST, MUST QUIT….. OR DIE!

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Hi @llwortman It must of been a scary experience with your lung cancer, I am sorry to hear that!! Much more advanced now in technology and knowledge, I am not American but Canadian and the hospitals here in my town are a bit chaotic and would not want to be sick enough to go into a hospital. I am not saying that for all hospitals, I love our health care system and it takes care of the elderly as well for free. Paying 15% in taxes seems ideal when your sick and need meds etc. We do get a refund by the amount of money we make for the year. Anyways…
Both of my parents died of cancer and it was a horrible experience. My mother died when I was 20 and father when I was 36 and I am going to be 65 in a month or so. I am a breast cancer survivor as well. COPD is scary for me. I live alone and my brother is older than me by 3 yrs.
I am glad to hear you survived lung cancer linda!! That’s wonderful.
Thanks for your response/ Happy Holidays

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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Correction: It is medicinenet NOT medicalnet… sorry about that!

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@pamkrenik

I think you’re right. No one can know what it’s like until they’re experiencing it. I’m glad you have this community for support.

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