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#Tweetorial: Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Effusion (#MPE) to accompany publication in @AnnalsATS: bit.ly/2XM65pD

⚓️#MPE: Pl. Effusions (#pleff) w/ neoplastic cells/tissue
⚓️Paramalignant eff: related to malignancy but not due to it eg: endobronchial obstruction or PE
Answer me this dear folks!
Why is it important to diagnose #MPE?

While you ponder, LUNG and BREAST are commonest primaries metastatic to the pleural space! PMID: 24360987
#MPE = poor prognosis, change management & may help locate primary!

Ferrer (PMID: 15764788): >=4 of these strongly suggest #MPE:
a) Dyspnea, chest pain, constitutional sympt
b) Symptoms >1 mo
c) No fever
d) Blood-tinged #pleff
e) CT suggestive (mass, atelectasis, adenopathy)
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My tweet about Trump got 17K likes & RTs
My tweet about Kamala got 12k likes & RTS
My tweet about Trey Gowdy got 8k likes & RTs

My series on poverty and hunger among #LGBT people?
Fewer than 500.

What can I do to get you to read and share these important investigative pieces?
This is a serious question, because the investigative work I am doing is crucial, the interviews I am doing are with people whose voices are often suppressed & the issues are ones that get little attention.

I realize this is a problem for many journalists, not just me, so....?
Last month I did a big piece on #lungcancer among women and another on #familicide. One got massive attention, the other, very little.

I am interested in feedback.
I know few people read articles, but we write them for you.
So--not abusively, please--let me know your thoughts.
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Tuesday was the prelim. Thursday is the main event.
Right now, I am resting between sprints.
Trying to breathe.
Inhale. Pray. Exhale.

The days and weeks ahead are going to be another life test.
(Pretty sure I learned this lesson already, but, okay, universe.)
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The outpouring of concern and love I have received on here has been so far beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel so supported and strengthened by all these messages--too many for me to respond to all of them, but deeply, deeply appreciated.

Thank you so VERY much.
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There are currently 17M Americans with #cancer.
41% of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetimes.
That's nearly half of us.
Everyone knows someone with cancer.
So we have to be vigilant and we have to take care of ourselves--lower that stress, first and foremost.
3/😷
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Beautiful
(A microburst Twitter essay--to be finished before I'm done with my cough drop)

I just had an epiphany: #beautiful has become my new favorite word. That may seem strange given my circumstances. In June 2017 I was diagnosed with incurable stage IV #lungcancer.
I naively thought that maybe my lifetime of being a health and fitness junkie would insulate me from such a medical fate. Wrong. And So here I am, fifty-one years old and not sure how much time I have left on earth. I know I could, or maybe should, feel angry, cheated, jaded.
But I don't. I have this epiphany that my new favorite word is beautiful and I'm not sure why. There is nothing beautiful about what I've gone through since my diagnosis--lots of physical and emotional distress to be sure. But yet, I keep find
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If you are interested in #AirPollution and health scroll down this thread #AirQuality #BreatheLife
#AirPollution is considered the most important environmental risk causing 1 in 8 premature deaths. That counts 6.5 million per year.
At least 80% of the world population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Lack of #AirQuality data could cause underestimations
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