PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER
Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015
Day 30: Jamie Shull, advocate
"Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer."
Jamie will be quite thrilled when lung cancer is a manageable, chronic disease, that keeps people living and living well.
She feels strongly, “Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.” That is the message she spreads.
The cancer bomb exploded into Jamie’s life when her husband of 18-years, Kurt, was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer in December 2010. She took on the roll as primary caregiver doing what ever it took to ensure the best care for her husband and their 14-year-old son. First line treatment took nearly everything out of Kurt. Unwilling to accept the way things were headed, Jamie, using her superior “get-shit-done” skills, found a clinical trial at a local teaching hospital – a turning point for Kurt as well as lung cancer as a whole.