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Thriving with Lung Cancer Resource Guide

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Three Myths Busted About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

What’s the truth about non-small lung cancer myths? In the “Fact or Fiction? Busting Myths About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” program, expert Dr. David Carbone from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) explains accurate information about three non-small lung cancer myths. 

1. Lung cancer is a disease of the older population.

Unfortunately, anyone of any age can develop lung cancer. A minimum age of 50 or older is required for some lung cancer CT screening programs, but many patients in their 30s or 40 or even younger have developed lung cancer. Lung cancer treatments have advanced in recent years, and research funding is important to continue developing new effective treatments.

2. Quality of life is greatly diminished after undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

Contrary to what many people may think, quality of life usually improves after starting lung cancer treatment. Lung cancer specialists want their patients to feel better, and improving their quality of life is the primary concern for them.

3. There are no effective treatments for advanced lung cancer.

Advanced lung cancer treatments have increased and improved as more research has been carried out. Time of survival was formerly measured in the number of months. But as better treatments have been approved for use, time of survival has been measured in the number of  years instead. Treatment options can vary by the situation of each patient, but treatments for advanced lung cancer have in general become more effective.

By understanding more about non-small cell lung cancer, detection efforts can be increased to improve health outcomes for patients of all ages, health situations, and lung cancer stages. If you want to increase funding for lung cancer research, take action to join lung cancer fundraising activities. In addition, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation is one credible resource for finding lung cancer information.

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LIVE Webinar: What’s the Hope Today for Living With Small Cell Lung Cancer?

How do I live well with small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? Why does small cell lung cancer have fewer newer treatment options like NSCLC (targeted therapies, immunotherapy)? What is on the horizon for SCLC patients and how can patients play a role in advancing research?

In this one-hour LIVE program, we will discuss the latest in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and better understand how patients can live their best life. Listen to understand what tools and resources are available to patients and care partners.

Join this LIVE webinar to learn:

  • What’s the hope today for living with SCLC? 
  • Why doesn’t SCLC have newer treatment options like NSCLC?
  • What are the unmet needs in SCLC research?
  • What resources are available for staying calm and in the know?

Register to watch online on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ Noon Pacific (2:00 pm Central; 3:00pm Eastern) for a 1-hour webinar as a lung cancer experts and patients share how to live well with small cell lung cancer. 

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the program at the scheduled time.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by the panel. Send questions in advance to lung@patientpower.info.


 

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