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For Lung Cancer Survivors

When you are diagnosed with lung cancer and start receiv­ing treatments, you begin to realize the many changes that are hap­pening in your life. As your health status and treatment plans change, the care you receive will also change. Your healthcare team should help you move between phases by working with you to create a transitional care plan.

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Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Different types of treatments are available for people with non-small cell lung cancer. Some treatments are standard, or the currently used treatment, and some are being tested in clinical trials. Nine types of standard treatment are used: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, electrocautery, and watch­ful waiting.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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