About Me

I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer during Thanksgiving in 2011.

It was shocking. My profile didn't fit the stereotypical lung cancer patient. I'm a relatively young, non-smoking active individual with a healthy lifestyle and no family history of cancer. That may be why I was content with being (wrongly) diagnosed with allergies, then asthma for months, even though inhalers didn't do anything to relieve my shortness of breath. It was hard to comprehend.

The goal of this blog is to raise awareness of lung cancer to help remove the stigma associated with lung cancer, encourage donations to lung cancer organizations, and help people detect lung cancer earlier. According to the National Cancer Institute, lung cancer is the top killing cancer in the US.


  1. Hey B- My boyfriend is 24 and has NSCLC Stage IV. He was a nonsmoker like you too and really healthy otherwise. Let me know if you want to reach out and talk, I would love to get support and community from other young people with lung cancer. Let me know, my email is emh005 at gmail dot com.

  2. Hey there, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in late December 2013. You were the first person I found like me (young, asian female, non-smoker). I wrote a comment on one of your January posts under my blog name "Hope". You inspired me to start my own blog: hanging-onto-hope.blogspot.ca. You can check it out to now read my story. Wishing you lots of strength, and healing.

  3. Hi! I wanted to follow up one last time on behalf of AbbVie regarding the VESTA Study (VESTAStudy.com) which is currently recruiting patients with advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We want to provide patients with information about this study opportunity as well as spread the word for lung cancer.

    I hope you will consider sharing this information with your audience. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me at pmeckler@gopraxis.com.