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Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist who is the Founder and previously served as President & CEO, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

 

Treating Invisible Disease in Lung Cancer
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Howard (Jack) West, MD

Here is a brief and basic summary of the concept of why we're concerned not only about the cancer we can see but the potential cancer we can't.

This is the first presentation I've done that uses a format called a "slidedoc", essentially a more detailed set of images that provides a visual version of complex ideas in a way that can stand alone without someone presenting slides to you. Those who are interested can leard more about the concept here, as explained in a slidedoc by presentation guru Nancy Duarte.

 
For those who want to print it, here's the pdf file: Treating invisible disease GRACE
My hope is that people will be able to find this a very brief, understandable way to explain big ideas about cancer. This format also has the advantage of being easily sharable and can be viewed easily on many platforms, including mobile devices.  If people like the format, I'll try to present more posts in this way.  I hope you'll provide feedback.

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Canyil, I'm sorry your father and you are going through this. While we can't give urgent help we are her to help offer info and resources to help make the best...

Hello and welcome to Grace.  I'm sorry you're going through this worry.  It is normal to watch a small very slow-growing solid nodule with once-a-year CT scans.  Anything less than a...

Thanks you very much. So in summary the course of action taken suggested by lung specalist (re scan in 12 months) seems appropriate? And a PET at this stage is probably...

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A doctor wouldn't nor shouldn't suspect a pancoast tumor with the info you've given.  It's like being in Colorado and hearing hoof beats and assuming it is zebras and not horses. ...

Hello and welcome to Grace.  I'm sorry you're worrying about this but it probably isn't cancer. 

 

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