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For this 2022 Program: Testing and Early Diagnosis, Drs. Devika Das, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, UAB Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor...

We are excited to bring new and updated information to share through our Bladder Cancer Video Library. For this video series, we are pleased to work...

We are excited to bring new and updated information to share through our Bladder Cancer Video Library. For this video series, we are pleased to work...

We are excited to bring new and updated information to share through our Bladder Cancer Video Library. For this video series, we are pleased to work...

We are excited to bring new and updated information to share through our Bladder Cancer Video Library. For this video series, we are pleased to work...

ARTICLES

We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! During this event...

We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! During this event...

Please join us for OncTalk 2022 This is a FREE online event for lung cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, with the opportunity to interact with...

GRACE has partnered with Lilly Oncology again this year for the REThink Testing Campaign for Lung Cancer Awareness Month Comprehensive Biomarker...

COMMUNITY FORUM

Hi, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma with brain metastases 15 months ago. After all the analyses, it was determined that he has a...

Hello, One of my close relatives recently had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. They did a MRI and the doctor informed that they found traces...

Hello All, This is a reminder that GRACE is holding its annual OncTalk meeting Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Here's a link to all the info and a link to...

Hi Grace Readers, I want to share a newly published post written by one of our board members, Nancy Sladicka. It covers most of the most important...

Hi Grace Readers, I want to share a newly published post written by one of our board members, Nancy Sladicka. It covers most of the most important...

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February is GallBladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month

Gallbladder Cancer is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the gallbladder.  Bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma is a rare disease in which malignant cells form in the bile ducts.  Help us to bring awareness to these rare cancers during the month of February.  Start talking and raise awareness to Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month!

Operations Director for GRACE. Have worked with cancerGRACE.org since July 2009.  Became involved as a caregiver to my best friend, and quickly came to see that GRACE is filling a need in the area of cancer education. 

Targeted Therapies in Lung Cancer Videos are UP

Article

We are continuing to edit the extensive videos from our 8th annual live patient forum, to make them available for our community! 

During this event, leading thoracic oncologists from around the world, as well as lung cancer patients who are active within the patient advocacy community, discussed subjects relevant to all targets as well as breakout sessions on rare mutations.

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Hi Grace Readers,  I want to share a newly published post written by one of our board members, Nancy Sladicka.  It covers most of the most important basic tips and tricks needed to become your own advocate in cancer care. 

 

Maybe the most important reason to have this info is because medical oncologists, even those who specialize, can not keep up with fast moving changes in every facet of the care and treatment of their patients. 

 

I joined GRACE as a caregiver for my husband who had a Pancoast tumor, NSCLC stage III in 2009. He had curative chemo/rads then it was believed he had a recurrence in the spine/oligometastasis that was radiated. He's 10 years out from treatment.

You Have Been Diagnosed - What Next?

Article

 
A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating - suddenly time stands still while anxiety and fear take hold.  


The important news is that you or your caregiver can be your best advocate and ally in your treatment journey.  If you want to be an active participant in your care, here are some tips to consider as you begin to process your situation:

 

The Importance of Testing and Early Diagnosis

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For this 2022 Program: Testing and Early Diagnosis, Drs. Devika Das, Medical Oncologist, Hematologist, UAB Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham; Dr. Rana McKay, Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego; and Dr. Medhavi Gupta, Hematologist-Oncologist, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University, present the importance about Testing and Early Diagnosis in Cancer.

 

6 mm ground glass nodule

Hello all! I am new to this forum, and although I have not been diagnosed with cancer, I did discover on a relatively recent CT scan that I have a 6mm lingular ground glass nodule. The CT scan (which I had done in December of 2021) was of my abdomen and pelvis to check for diverticulitis (which was negative), however, the ground glass nodule was incidentally found. I had had a prior CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis for suspected kidney stones almost two years prior, and no mention whatsoever was made of the ground glass nodule.

Bladder Cancer Video Library - Microbiomes and Genomics: The Effect on Immunotherapy

Video

We are excited to bring new and updated information to share through our Bladder Cancer Video Library.


For this video series, we are pleased to work with Dr. Shilpa Gupta, Director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology at TCI and Co-Leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Petros Grivas, Oncologist with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Dr. Jason Brown, Medical Oncologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.