Johneen, I know how you feel but don't take it personally if you cannot find people to meet with you. There are some great articles on About.com about hte stigma of lung cancer and how it effects all of us. I am sick and tired of people using the term non smokers lung cancer..Do people say .. Non sexual AIDS?
I have an EGFR mutation and am a non smoker. I don't care how you or anyone got LC..we just darn well better get some funding to find a cure. We are the number one cancer killer of women end of story.
but it does effect how people think of it. At first I didn't want to tell people but now say it loud and very clear. When I think of the billions paid to states by the tobacco companies and that money has been used to fix pot holes instead of investment in Lung cancer research and the 20% cutts made to cancer research I get really angry..
If I can help you in anyway I am here. But know this.. There is uch going on we are on the cusp of big reakthroughs.
All the best,