Fighting sarcoidosis as well as other rare diseases.

Episode 70 | Laura Ward thought she had cancer… but it was sarcoidosis.

September 12, 2022

Sarc Fighter Laura Ward has been fighting sarcoidosis for three years.  Her first inclination that something was wrong happened at Yankee stadium, when she had trouble walking up to her seat.  Initial tests showed she had lymphoma.  But upon further review, it was pulmonary sarcoidosis.  That led to issues with prednisone and other life challenges that she shares in Episode 70 of the FSR Sarc Fighter podcast.


Show Notes



The New FSR Initiative

Nourish by Lindsey:

Dr. Jinny Tavee's book, The Last Day of Suffering:

Yale University and sarcoidosis skin treatment | Dr. William Damsky:

Stanford University Clinical trial | Dr. Mathew Baker:


Cycling with Sarcoidosis

Watch the Prednisone Town Hall on YouTube

More on aTyr Pharma:

Do you like the official song for the Sarc Fighter podcast?  It's also an FSR fundraiser!

If you would like to donate in honor of Mark Steier and the song, Zombie, Here is a link to his KISS account.  (Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis)  100-percent of the money goes to the Foundation.

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Donate to my KISS (Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis) fund for FSR

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