Lung Cancer - Patient Resources

Education Materials:

  • Lung Cancer Portal – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Contains links to basic information about lung cancer, statistics, research, and what the CDC and other stakeholders are doing to prevent and control lung cancer.
  • Lung Cancer Home Page – National Cancer Institute
    This lung cancer home page includes an overview of lung cancer, along with information about treatment; prevention, genetics and causes; screening and testing; clinical trials; cancer literature; research and related information; and statistics.

Lung Cancer Screening:

  • Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    The decision aid helps high-risk smokers and their primary health care providers make informed decisions about referral for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). Patient decision aids, such as this one, are designed to support decision making and patient involvement when making complex decisions.

  • Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? – American Lung Association's Lung Force
    Screening is a test used to detect lung cancer before any symptoms appear. Screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) scans can reduce deaths in those at high risk. The test is not recommended for everyone and it has risks as well as benefits.

  • Should I Get Screened? University of Michigan
    This tool has important information that you should know about lung cancer screening

  • Lung Cancer Screening for Smokers and Former Smokers – Michigan Cancer Consortium: This MCC Position Statement details 3 questions that people should consider and then discuss with their health care provider in order to learn more about the benefits and limitations of lung cancer screening. (Reviewed November 2017)

Websites of Interest:

  • American Lung Association: This site includes a variety of topics of interest, such as:  Quit Smoking Action Plan; freedom from smoking support; Smoking Cessation Resources Fact Sheet; smoking and women; smoking and teens; and information on minority groups.
  • – Cancer Care: provides information and services to anyone affected by lung cancer. Services such as counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical help are provided by oncology social workers and are completely free of charge through the Cancer Care organization.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance : The Lung Cancer Alliance's first priority is to meet the needs of lung cancer patients and those at risk. The Alliance provides professional support, referral and information services for patients, their loved ones, and those at risk for lung cancer.

More information is available on these MCC pages: