Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Survivors
by Christie Pratt-Pozo, MA, DHSC
Advances in early detection and the development of new treatment options have increased survival rates for people with lung cancer over the last decade. However, many of these improvements are associated with long-term side effects. Advances in supportive care have changed the cancer experience for many people. Supportive care is a valuable part of the success of treatment and helps to provide positive outcomes.
Diagnosis: Lung Cancer
A diagnosis of lung cancer can leave you and your loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious, and overwhelmed. You have important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns to manage, and insurance and financial paperwork to organize, among other practical concerns. Here are four keys to help you manage the disease and maximize your quality of life.
Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer
In recent years, there have been some exciting developments in treating lung cancer. But a diagnosis of lung cancer can still be overwhelming and leave feelings of uncertainty and anxiousness. There are important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns to manage, and insurance and financial paperwork to organize, among other practical concerns. However, there are ways to cope through this journey as caregiver, and resources are available to benefit you and your loved one.
Breathing Easier When You Have Lung Cancer
Having the best quality of life possible – both during and after treatment – is a goal for most people living with lung cancer. An important component of that is being able to breathe well.
Answers to Your Questions about Lung Cancer
What are my treatment choices? How long will my treatment last? What is immunotherapy? Get answers to these questions and more.
Living Well with Lung Cancer
Lung cancer can be treated in several different ways. Each person’s experience is unique, but the more information you have, the better equipped you will be to ask questions and make decisions.
The Waiting Room
by Lisa Pawlak
While I am sitting in the oncology waiting room, I often wonder what I am doing here. I pass the time by flipping through magazines, browsing the web on my smartphone, and sending text messages to my husband. Often, I complain that I am still waiting.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Different types of treatments are available for people with non-small cell lung cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, electrocautery, and watchful waiting are the nine standard treatments used for this cancer.