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.
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.
Your Guide to Lung Cancer Treatment
There are four basic ways to treat lung cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Your treatment will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of your cancer, possible side effects, and your preferences and overall health. In addition to these standard therapy options, you may also consider taking part in a clinical trial.
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.
American Lung Association Resource Offers Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers
The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new patient- and caregiver-focused, web-based lung cancer information resource. This online tool offers interactive features that address specific topics of interest for people living with lung cancer and their loved ones.
Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Support to Aid Lung Cancer Survivors through Its Co-Pay Relief Program
The Patient Advocate Foundation has received a generous contribution that will allow the Foundation to continue to support people with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer within its Co-Pay Relief Program. The program provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify, significantly reducing the financial burden associated with high medication costs.