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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.

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Health and Prognosis Not Taken Into Account When Treating Older People with Lung Cancer

The study, published in the Jour­nal of Clinical Oncology, found that treatment rates decreased more in association with advancing age than with the worsening of other illnesses. People between the ages of 65 and 74 who were severely ill from other illnesses, and thus less likely to benefit and more likely to be harmed from cancer treatment, received treatment at roughly the same rate as those in the same age range with no comorbidities.

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Diagnosis: Lung Cancer

You have just been diagnosed with lung cancer. The first thing you must know, and something you should repeat to yourself over and over, is there is reason for hope! Much is being done for people with lung cancer, and new treatments are being developed and tested every day. Of course, you may experience many strong emotions – it is part of the process of dealing with your diagnosis. But a key part of living with lung cancer is to learn the facts, to stay positive, to be hopeful, and to remember that lung cancer can often be treated.

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Highlights of the 2011 World Conference on Lung Cancer

The 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 3 – 7 July 2011. The program drew together many lung cancer specialists from a wide range of disciplines from all over the world. More than 7,000 participants joined this unique scientific event.

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Facing Lung Cancer

by Vladimir Lange, MD

“You have lung cancer.” These may be the most frightening words you’ve ever heard. You may feel scared, angry, crushed – or you may be in complete denial. The best approach you can take is to resolve, right now, that you will do everything you can to make sure your treatment is successful. So, where do you begin?

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Your Guide to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

After a diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer, there will be a lot to think about. Your oncologist will help you decide the best way to treat or manage cancer. Lung cancer treatment planning is very complex, and there may be more than one treatment to choose from.

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Living with Lung Cancer

A diagnosis of lung cancer is shocking and frightening. It is helpful to have an idea about what to expect, how symptoms will be managed, and resources to turn to for help.

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Treatment Guidelines for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Updated

New recommendations on the use of chemotherapy to treat people with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer have been issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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