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LUNG CANCER ORGANIZATION RELEASES EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Published Online: Saturday, September 1, 2007   [ Request Print ]

Recent news has indicated that more women are dying from lung cancer, compared with any type of cancer. As a result, the National Lung Cancer Partnership has developed 2 educational tools for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

The booklet, ?Living with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer,? is available in quantity to physician practices. It helps those recently diagnosed with lung cancer to answer basic questions about what the diagnosis means, who may be part of the cancer care team, and what their treatments may entail.

The patient-education video is designed to clarify the clinical-trial process by showing lung-cancer patients? personal experiences with them. Stories of Strength: Making the Decision to Enter a Lung Cancer Clinical Trial discusses the pros and cons of joining a clinical trial and why lung-cancer patients should consider this option as part of their treatment plan. The video depicts 4 lung-cancer survivors who chose to participate in clinical trials and details what it can involve and how it affected the treatments and outcomes of these patients. The educational resource also is available in quantity and is free.

The booklet and the video can be obtained at www.National LungCancerPartnership.org or by sending an e-mail with contact information and the quantity to info@NationalLungCancerPartnership.org.

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