Lung Cancer Information Pack

If you or someone you care for has just been diagnosed with lung cancer then it’s almost certain that you will have lots of questions which need answering. Our Lung cancer – answering your questions pack has booklets on living with lung cancer and managing lung cancer symptoms, along with a DVD. Also available are booklets with information on treatments for lung cancer. The pack has a Your lungs sheet, to help patients and carers understand more about lung cancer. See our Resources section to download a copy.

Each booklet is available below for you to browse through in electronic format. If you would rather receive an information pack in the post please click here to request the booklets that you would like to receive or call our the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Helpline free on 0800 358 7200 (UK only).

Please click on each booklet to browse through an online electronic version.

If you are a healthcare professional and want to order multiple copies of our information, please click here.

Living with lung cancer
This booklet explains what lung cancer is. It also provides information on coping with a diagnosis, managing everyday activities and where to get help and support. 
Managing lung cancer symptoms
This booklet provides practical information to help you to cope with symptoms commonly experience, such as: breathlessness, tiredness, coughing, pain and weight loss. 
DVD – Living with lung cancer
This DVD aims to help both patients and carers to prepare for treatment. A variety of people whose lives have been touched by lung cancer share their real life experiences. There is also information on treatments for lung cancer. This information is available to watch in either online or multilingual DVD format with subtitles in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. 
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.
Surgery for lung cancer
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.

Your lungs sheet  
The your lungs sheet, helps patients and carers understand more about lung cancer.
Lung cancer - Information & support for you leaflet Lung cancer - Information & support for you
This simple guide explains what lung cancer is, where you can get help and support, and information about treatments to help you.
Medikidz explain Non-small cell lung cancer
This comic booklet aims to help children understand Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Explaining the various treatments available for NSCLC and what it means to have lung cancer, can be especially difficult for a child, especially during a time of anxiety and emotional stress amongst families. Medikidz (www.medikidz.com), the medical education company specifically for children, has developed this booklet in partnership with the charity.
 

 

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