Receiving a Lung Cancer Diagnosis in 48 Hours

October 3, 2019

In this episode of the "CURE Talks Cancer" podcast, the keynote speaker for the CURE Patient-Focused Sessions at the New York Lung Cancers Symposium shares how a pain under her arm led to her diagnosis in less than 48 hours.

In less than 48 hours, Nancy Cohen was given news that would change the rest of her life: She went to the doctor thinking (and hoping) she had pneumonia, but instead received a lung cancer diagnosis.

Cohen, a non-smoker, says she was also exercising more regularly to lose weight and did not see her diagnosis coming. “I was literally in the best shape of my life. So I was just in disbelief,” she adds. “(After receiving my diagnosis), I joked with my friends and family that it's the special kind (of lung cancer) that white women who never smoke get, which unfortunately is becoming more and more prevalent.”

With this, Cohen plans to share her lung cancer journey with fellow patients and their caregivers at the CURE Patient-Focused Sessions at the New York Lung Cancers Symposium on Nov. 9, serving as the keynote speaker for the event.

In this episode, we spoke with Cohen to discuss her “new normal” with lung cancer and what she hopes others take away from her keynote lecture.

For more information on the CURE Patient-Focused Sessions at the New York Lung Cancers Symposium, visit www.curetoday.com/events.


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