By Larry Gershon, as told to Stephanie Watson
I was diagnosed with lung cancer by accident. In 2013, I went to urgent care with cold and asthma symptoms. When the doctor took an X-ray to make sure I didn’t have pneumonia, it showed a spot on my lung. After more scans, a surgical biopsy, and a brain MRI, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
I was in total disbelief. Then my oncologist said something that really uplifted me. She told me that even though my cancer wasn’t curable, people can live long and active lives while dealing with chronic illnesses….