Nancy Lynberg, Passionate Cancer Warrior
Married for forty wonderful years to the “love of her life”, Mike Lynberg, together they raised two wonderful sons, Chris and Matthew. Grateful for every single day of their lives, they were caught by surprise when they were thrust in the cancer world. In June 2010 Mike Lynberg was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer.
Not one to back away from a challenge, Nancy rolled up her sleeves and fought back with knowledge so that Mike would receive the best care available. Nancy became an advocate.
Nancy has advocated at the Senate and congressional levels to ensure that all patients receive appropriate radiologic scanning; to urge lawmakers to lower the age of colonoscopy screening; and to ensure that Medicare offers seniors the opportunity of covered colonoscopies without a co-pay, when polyps are found. As part of the patient support forum with Colon Cancer Alliance, she attends seminars on digestive diseases, patient empowerment, and learns about every new trial and treatment to continue her counsel of patients and their caregivers.
As a Caregiver to Mike during his journey, I often referred to this very important and life saving writing from Jo Horne (below). Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Always put your oxygen mask on first.
Please feel free to connect with Nancy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.