Janine Thompson

Janine Thompson, MEd., Forums Moderator

Janine taught school from 1991 to 2012. She was a special education instructor, advisor and life coach at The Horizons School for young adults in Birmingham, AL for 12 years. Janine also taught as the assistant teacher in Group 5 (4th/5th grade) at the Westland School in Los Angeles, CA. Janine earned a Master of Education and state teacher certification from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1991. Janine’s husband, Don was diagnosed with a pancoast tumor of squamous NSCLC in 2009. After curative doses of concurrent chemo and radiation a tumor on the spine then months later a tumor in the other lung was found but biopsies were undiagnosable and treatments continued until 2012. As of today, Don is NED and living life. Janine began visiting the Grace website in 2009 seeking information about her husband’s disease and hasn’t yet left because she understands the important link the forum makes between information and the individual.

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GRACE is celebrating our 10th year!

In recognition, we would like to introduce you to the staff and board members who are so deeply involved in bringing GRACE to life. In this video, we introduce Janine Thompson.

Dr. H. Jack West and the GRACE community have been helping each other since before that time but in this 10th year as a non-profit, we are pleased and humbled by the feedback and graciousness of those we have the pleasure to work with, and those who have found help and support through our GRACE site.

Forum Discussions

Original post date: 2022-11-22

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 register.


This is a FREE online

Last Activity: Mon, 12/05/2022 - 20:24
Original post date: 2022-11-16

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

Last Activity: Wed, 11/16/2022 - 12:16
Original post date: 2022-10-15

Here are our latest videos on breast cancer early diagnosis, symptoms, first treatments, and anomalies that happen.

Last Activity: Sat, 10/15/2022 - 07:35
Original post date: 2022-09-27

How easy or difficult do you find communicating with your care team?

I came across this discussion by Dr. West, Better Communication Leads to Better Outcomes for Cancer Patients

I would say if

Last Activity: Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:24
Original post date: 2022-09-13

Sex is almost always a neglected subject in cancer care.  I'm so glad and proud of our staff that we have this excellent article in both Spanish and  English

Wishing all well,


Last Activity: Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:13


Post Date: 2022-12-08

Hi Beh and welcome to Grace.  I'm sorry your mother appears to have progression.  Once it has been

Post Date: 2022-12-05

Have you registered?

Post Date: 2022-12-02
Original Post: One Year Post

Hi Stan! It's good to see you. I can only imagine what this last year has been like for you and hope

Post Date: 2022-11-30

Oh yes! SBRT (Stereotactic body radiation therapy) is a very focused type of radiation that is able

Post Date: 2022-11-29

Hi, I'm sorry that I missed your follow-up question. These subtypes are the ones discussed in the