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Patient Education Handbook

ALCF’s Patient Education Handbook – Navigating Lung Cancer: 360° of HOPE is the first-ever comprehensive, centralized, up-to-date patient resource exclusively devoted to lung cancer and vetted by experts in the field. It provides detailed information in laymen’s terms in an easy-to-read format. The handbook is the culmination of years of research, as well as conversations with doctors and nurses, researchers, pharmaceutical insiders, and patients. Available in multiple formats and three languages, you can get your digital or printed copy by using the links below.

This is the most comprehensive manual I have ever seen written…
focused for the lung cancer patient.

– Roy Herbst, MD, PHD
Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center

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DISEASE OVERVIEW

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DIAGNOSIS PROCESS

  • Radiographic Tests
  • Biopsy Procedures
  • Molecular Testing
  • Other Diagnostic Tests
  • Diagnosis Timeline
  • Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team

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LUNG CANCER STAGING

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NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER – TREATMENTS

  • Overview
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Other Treatment Options
  • Summary of Treatment Options by Disease Stage
  • Hope on the Horizon–Proton Therapy

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TARGETED THERAPIES

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IMMUNOTHERAPY

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SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER – TREATMENTS

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CLINICAL TRIALS OVERVIEW

  • Who Are Clinical Trials for: Guinea Pigs, Test Pilots or Prize Poodles? Op-Ed by D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD

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LIVING WITH LUNG CANCER

  • Transitional Care Planning
  • Nutrition
  • Traveling
  • Alternative / Complementary Care

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FINANCING YOUR CANCER CARE

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END-OF-LIFE PLANNING

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OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

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GLOSSARY

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REFERENCES

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INDEX

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RESOURCES

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ALCF TEAM

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ADDARIO CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE