The latest offering from the American Lung Association provides an online information resource for those diagnosed with lung cancer, as well as those who care for them.
The site, Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, concentrates on the most important information that people affected by lung cancer need from day one of their diagnosis.
“We believe this resource will transform the way lung cancer is viewed and discussed,” said Norman H. Edelman, MD, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association. “Lung cancer stands on the precipice of change. A major study has identified an early detection method that may reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent. Clinical trials are under way to test the safety of new therapies. Researchers are making important progress in their complex work to create targeted and individualized therapies for lung cancer. These are all reasons for hope. People living with lung cancer need to be able to access this and other timely information.”
Made possible through a partnership and financial support from Lilly Oncology, the site concentrates on the most important information that people affected by lung cancer need from day one of their diagnosis. In addition to providing general lung cancer education, it allows users to design a customized guide to use during conversations with their lung cancer care team.