Welcome to my Lungs N' Roses page!
Join our team!
We need you on Team Lungs N’ Roses on Saturday October 5th as we participate for the 4th year in The Winship 5K ! All you need to do is click this link to register and join the team:
Lungs N’ Roses has become one of the most recognized team names within Emory Winship Cancer Institute and with your support once again we can stand out and win! Tammi Fisher and I started the team together as lung cancer patients at Winship and she will always be a part of this team as we honor her memory with her name on the shirt. Special shout out to The Icebox for helping us for the 4th year with shirts and graphic design! And in honor of our grandson who’s expected to arrive early in October, we changed the color of the shirts to baby blue!
Please also consider donating to Winship by clicking on the following link where you can direct your donation to any one of the cancer research funds important to you:
As for me, here’s a little summary of my last 4 years...
I’m actually fortunate enough to be a patient and lung cancer survivor, thanks to Winship. My diagnosis of lung cancer was confirmed to me on 9/11/2015 after my internist saw a spot on a chest X-ray she did that week during my annual physical which was then followed immediately with a CT scan. Long story short, I had 1/2 of my left lung removed and during surgery there was confirmation of a rare non-smokers lung cancer: a neuroendocrine atypical carcinoid. I went through chemo, and scans and in April 2018 had a local recurrence so back to Winship for 24 days of radiation. My scans continue every few months, as of June nothing is growing and, in spite of being diagnosed earlier this year with a paralyzed vocal chord from radiation fibrosis, the sound of my voice is improving! Thank you Winship and Emory Healthcare for taking such good care of me! Raising money is my way to thank all of the doctors and staff who continue to provide me with the best care.
In case you may not know, these are the facts:
-Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
-Winship is the first and only NCI designated center in the state of Georgia.
-The only institution of its kind in the state, Winship is Georgia’s epicenter of cancer research, education, and care.
-Winship is one of 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation.
-Winship is ranked in the top 50 in the United States and number one in Georgia for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report.
-Two of Winship’s clinical sites, Emory University Hospital and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, have achieved the prestigious Magnet recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and quality in patient care.
-Winship clinicians see more than 17,000 newly diagnosed patients every year, which is a third of the 50,000 Georgians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
-An estimated 50,000 Georgians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. About a third of them will receive some component of their treatment at one of Winship’s clinical locations in metropolitan Atlanta.
-Winship investigators conducted more than 250 clinical trials and enrolled 850 patients in 2018.
-Winship has the largest Phase I clinical trials unit in Georgia.
Hope to see on our team roster!
Hugs n Roses, Erica
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