Lysa Buonanno: Five Years Alive Because of Research

I was a healthy, active, very busy 40-year-old mom, wife, and daughter. Lung cancer was nowhere on my radar. I was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma with metastasis to my bones on September 27, 2011. My life has taken a drastic change in the last 5 years, but not...

Jill Feldman: Grateful for Targeted Radiation

My story is a bit complicated, and started long before I was diagnosed with lung cancer, but in the interest of time I will keep it short. When I was 13, two of my grandparents died from lung cancer within weeks of diagnosis and within weeks of each other. Just six...

Shelly Engfer-Triebenbach – Clinical Trial Let Me Return to Teaching

In 2012, when I was 40 years old, a wife and mother of two amazing children, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  I resigned my position as a public school music teacher to go through treatment. I initially tested negative for treatable mutations, so I started...