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John Ashton

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November 11, 2015
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John Ashton

09c19beebf28d6c65c941b72a542e693?s=128

Lung Foundation NZ

November 11, 2015
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  1. LUNG CANCER – A STORY John C. Ashton

  2. September 2012 Cough develops

  3. April 2013 Still coughing Chest pains running

  4. June 2013 Chest pain walking Violent coughing

  5. July 2013 Tested for recurrent angina – no sign, but

    chest x-ray taken
  6. None
  7. September 2013 EGFR negative Commence carboplatin/vincrastine chemotherapy

  8. 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 1

    2 0 1 4 0 1 6 0 1 8 0 2 0 0 E x e rc is e T o le ra n c e o n D o u b le t C h e m o th e ra p y D a y N u m b e r o f s te p -u p s in 5 m in s First experience of chemo effect Begin Docetaxel Cancer Diagnosis Begin Doublet Chemotherapy
  9. None
  10. November 2013 Commence docetaxel chemotherapy

  11. 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 2

    0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 E x e rc is e T o le ra n c e o n D o c e ta x e l C h e m o th e ra p y D a y T im e e n d u rin g h ig h in te n s ity e x e rc is e (m in s ) Begin Targeted Therapy Begin Docetaxel
  12. None
  13. January 2014 – Biopsy tests positive for ALK mutation February

    2014 – Begin targeted therapy, ALK inhibitor
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    0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 M a x im u m E x e rc is e L o a d o n T a rg e te d T h e ra p y D a y T o ta l T im e (J o g & W a lk ) (m in ) Begin Targeted Therapy
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    0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 E x e rc is e T o le r a n c e o n T a rg e tte d T h e ra p y D a y L o n g e s t c o n tin u o u s jo g (m in ) Begin Targeted Therapy
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    0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 E x e rc is e T o le r a n c e o n T a rg e tte d T h e ra p y D a y L o n g e s t c o n tin u o u s jo g (m in ) Begin Targeted Therapy
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    0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 E x e rc is e T o le r a n c e o n T a rg e tte d T h e ra p y D a y L o n g e s t c o n tin u o u s jo g (m in ) Begin Targeted Therapy
  18. 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 5

    0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 8 0 D a y M in u te s T otal T im e L o n g e st R u n Begin Targeted Therapy
  19. Before Targeted Treatment After Targeted Treatment

  20. November 2015 No cough X-ray still clear Running 6km in

    30 mins
  21. None
  22. What I’ve learnt

  23. Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer

  24. The public is unaware of this

  25. People always ask “Do you smoke”

  26. Compared to other cancers, research is underfunded

  27. 5-year survival rates have improved markedly for many cancers in

    recent decades – but not for lung cancer
  28. Research can make a big difference

  29. Take chronic cough seriously

  30. Exercise isn’t a cure, but it helps with quality of

    life
  31. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE – POLICIES AIMED AT:

    1. Minimizing risk 2. Maximizing early detection 3. Wider availability of optimal treatments 4. Investment in the development of new treatments  X X X