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Lung Cancer Patients

Your Unique Lung Cancer

It's important to know the makeup of your particular lung cancer. Learn the type, stage and if you have any mutations or biomarkers. This helps your doctor determine all of your treatment options.


Preparing for Treatment

No two lung cancers are the same, and they shouldn't be treated that way. Learn your options, what to expect and how to get help.

Don't Wait to Get Help with Side Effects

Palliative care, which is a medical specialty that helps patients manage their side effects, should be given at the start of treatment.

You Are Not Alone

No person facing lung cancer should go through it alone. Luckily, we have many resources that can connect you with people who are in your shoes.

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Clinical Trials

Patients enrolled in clinical trials have access to top-notch care and are closely monitored. For some patients, a clinical trial is the best treatment option they have available to them.

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Stay up to date on the latest news and information on the fight against lung cancer.

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Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

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