To learn more about lung cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.
To view lung cancer booklets and/or download for use in your cancer planner, please select from the options below.
ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
ASCO Answers Fact Sheet in Spanish
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet: Early and Locally Advanced
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet: Metastatic
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer – Did You Know?
- Most lung cancers are asymptomatic until they have spread, but some people with early lung cancer do have symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms of lung cancer include a persistent/worsening cough, coughing up blood or rust-colored spit/phlegm, chest pain that worsens with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing, hoarseness, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, shortness of breath, feeling tired or weak, persistent infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and/or wheezing.1
- Risk factors associated with lung cancer include tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, exposure to radon, asbestos or other cancer-causing agents in the workplace, air pollution, and family history.2
- Connecting with other people that have lung cancer online, via telephone, and/or one-to-one matching can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.
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