Module 9. Tricia's Story

Patient Video - What has been the biggest challenge for you with your lung cancer?

Accepting the diagnosis was Tricia’s greatest initial challenge. Finding out at the young age of 26 was very difficult. In Tricia’s case, she was first diagnosed with a lung abscess and scheduled for a lobectomy. It was only after the surgery that the doctors told her she had lung cancer. Tricia also found it depressing and disheartening to learn about the statistics for lung cancer. The uncertainty of what her outcome may or may not be is very challenging to her.
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What has been the biggest challenge for you with your lung cancer?
1. What has been the biggest challenge for you with your lung cancer?
What was the one thing you would have liked your Doctor to explain better about your lung cancer?
2. What was the one thing you would have liked your Doctor to explain better about your lung cancer?
What advice do you have for other patients on their journey with lung cancer?
3. What advice do you have for other patients on their journey with lung cancer?
How did your friends and family react when you told them about your lung cancer?
4. How did your friends and family react when you told them about your lung cancer?
What do you feel has been your unique challenge or situation when it comes to lung cancer?
5. What do you feel has been your unique challenge or situation when it comes to lung cancer?

This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.