For Health Professionals

Healthcare professionals provide more than just treatment to their patients. They provide support, education and hope. This section links health care professionals to educational resources and tools to serve patients with lung cancer.

Screening for Lung Cancer

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Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat. Screening may provide new hope for early detection and treatment of lung cancer. » More

No One Deserves Lung Cancer

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Today, the American Lung Association is working to bring lung cancer to the forefront and increase visibility and awareness of the disease. Lack of awareness and stigma all too often result in health disparities and lung cancer is no exception. In this publication, you can read about what we are doing in Project Lung Cancer to fight lung cancer. » More

Getting and Giving Support

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Many resources exist that can offer support to people and their families dealing with lung cancer. Familiarizing yourself with these options can help you assist your patients in their time of need. » More

Clinical Trials

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Clinical trials are carefully monitored research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. People who take part in clinical trials for lung cancer receive up-to-date care from experts and may receive a new or emerging treatment. You can help educate your patients about clinical trials. » More

Guidelines

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You may wonder why doctors suggest certain tests and treatments. Health care teams follows guidelines for treating lung cancer. Using the best practice guidelines helps ensure everyone gets the best possible care. » More

Research

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The American Lung Association is invested in research and the promise it holds for the future. Our research projects investigative novel ways to control lung cancer leading to improved treatments and increased survival. » More

Reports

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The American Lung Association produces detailed reports on lung health issues that inform the work of public health advocates, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. » More

 

 

Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates. Call the Lung Helpline at 1-800-LUNGUSA or talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening.