Lung Cancer: Ask the Expert

(August 13, 2013)

A diagnosis of lung cancer brings up many emotions. How do you even begin to make sense of such a life-changing event? For this installment of the Ask the Expert series on the American Lung Association’s lung cancer support site Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, we speak with the Reverend Dr. Paula Teague, Director of Pastoral Care at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center about Making Meaning of Your Diagnosis. Dr. Teague explains how she works with lung cancer patients and their families to help them cope with a diagnosis of lung cancer. Dr. Teague offers tips, techniques and words of wisdom for patients and their caregivers looking for ways to improve quality of life and cope with this devastating diagnosis.

This video is the latest installment of the Ask the Expert interview series. This series now includes three unique videos featuring different experts discussing topics relevant to those facing a lung cancer diagnoses. Along with insights from Dr. Teague, users can hear from Dr. Edward Kim of the Levine Cancer Institute, who discusses what the term “personalized medicine” really means and how it relates to treatment. Dr. Williams Hicks from the Ohio State University discusses common myths and misperceptions about lung cancer, from the risks of surgery to the benefits of quitting smoking and everything in between.

Stay tuned for future updates to the interactive library.