Lung Cancer Information

We have a wide range of lung cancer information produced with the help of lung cancer experts and others affected by the disease so it is as relevant and accurate as possible. 
 
Some of our information is about raising awareness of lung cancer. It can help you reduce your risk of developing it and help you spot early signs and symptoms so you can go to your doctor and get checked.
 
Other information will help you from the time you are diagnosed, as well as supporting you through and after any treatment.
 
Read any of this information online by simply clicking on the photos below. You can also order a copy to be sent to you by calling 0333 323 7200 option 2 (UK only).
 
If you are a healthcare professional and want to order multiple copies of our information, please click here.
 

Managing Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis

This booklet tells you what lung cancer is, how doctors test for it, the main treatment options available and some ideas to help you cope with your diagnosis.

This booklet gives practical information to help you cope with symptoms that people commonly experience, such as breathlessness, tiredness, coughing, pain and weight loss.

 
Your lungs sheet  
This information sheet will make it easier to understand your lung cancer, where it is and how big it is, as well as having space to write down the names of your cancer doctor and lung cancer nurse specialist.
This comprehensive booklet is full of information that can help you and those around you can do for yourself to maximise your health and general wellbeing. You may find it useful during and after treatment, and it covers exercising and eating well, as well as offering practical tips about getting organised, work and money issues, and lists other sources of support.

Understanding brain metastases and lung cancer
If yourself or someone you care for has lung cancer and has been told about brain metastases, then this booklet will help answer your questions about symptoms, tests, and treatments. 

Understanding your small cell lung cancer
This booklet explains what small cell lung cancer is, and addresses any questions and concerns you may have regarding the disease.

Chemotherapy for lung cancer
This booklet explains what chemotherapy is and how it works. It also provides information on preparing for treatment, what to expect when receiving treatment and how to manage treatment side effects.

Radiotherapy for lung cancer
This booklet explains what radiotherapy is and how it works. It also provides information on preparing for treatment, what to expect when receiving treatment and how to manage treatment side effects.

My Lung Surgery
This booklet explains what is involved in surgery for lung cancer. It also provides information on preparing for surgery, what to expect when you are hospital and how to manage your recovery from surgery.

Targeted therapies for lung cancer
This booklet explains what targeted therapies are and how they work. It also provides information on what to expect when receiving treatment and how to manage treatment side effects.

Travelling, going on holiday and lung cancer
This booklet is useful if you or someone you care for has lung cancer and are thinking about travelling or going on holiday. It helps you think about where to go, how to get there and how to look after your health while you are away. It also gives information about sources of travel insurance.

Information and Support Services for You

From helplines to information days, if you've been affected by lung cancer we can help.

 

Bone Mets Factsheet

Understanding bone metastases and lung cancer
This two-sided factsheet explains lung cancer bone metastases. If gives information about how metastases affect bones, what impact this may have on you and some of the main treatments available.

Bone Mets Factsheet

Immunotherapy for lung cancer
This two-sided factsheet explains what immunotherapy is and how it works. It also provides information on preparing for treatment, what to expect when receiving treatment and how to manage treatment side effects.  If yourself or someone you care for has lung cancer and about to or currently undergoing immunotherapy, this booklet may help.

Facts and Figures

Lung Cancer Facts and Figures
This two-sided factsheet gives information and statistics about lung cancer, such as how many people are diagnosed each year, survival rates and future developments.

 

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