Lung Cancer - Patient Resources

Education Materials:

  • National Cancer Institute — Lung Cancer Home Page: The NCI 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:

  • Developed by the University of Michigan, this tool has important information that you should know about lung cancer screening.
    http://www.shouldiscreen.com/

  • 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. (Revised November 2014)

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.
  • LungCancer.org – Cancer Care: Lungcancer.org 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: