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A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo


A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo

Yovana Maria Portillo is a young lung cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 1b lung cancer purely by accident.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • The story behind the accident that saved her life.
  • The details of her surgery and subsequent follow-ups.
  • The impact her disease had on her life.
  • The stigma associated with lung cancer and the burden of blame that many lung cancer patients and survivors face.
  • Where Yovana turned to when she needed support.
  • How she dealt with friends and family who were afraid to utter the word “cancer” in her presence.
  • The important roles exercise and spirituality play in her life

Connect with Yovana

Read her story herehttps://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/blog/2018/10/advocate-spotlight-yovana-portillo-phoenix-arizona

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The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 20 Years


Lung Cancer Alliance

The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 25 Years

Andrew Ciupek is the Manager of Clinical Research at the Lung Cancer Alliance. For over 25 years the Lung Cancer Alliance has provided information, education and support to patients, survivors, caregivers and family members of those affected by the #1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

Andrew discusses the various types of support offered by the Lung Cancer Alliance and provides updates on clinical research and immunotherapy.

To learn more about the Lung Cancer Alliance

Visit their website: https://lungcanceralliance.org/

Call the toll-free patient support line: 1-800-298-2436

 

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