Shared Decision-Making, Self-Advocacy, and Dealing with Financial Toxicity

Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, oncologist and associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, explains how shared decision-making with one's healthcare team can create a treatment plan that aligns with the patient's goals.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

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The Benefits of Palliative Care for People Living with Lung Cancer

Palliative care is supportive care that anticipates, prevents, and treats the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment. It is intended to improve one's quality of life and can be addressed at any stage from diagnosis forward.

This webinar features Estelamari Rodriguez, MD, MPH, thoracic oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

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Raise Your Voice: Speaking Up About Living With Lung Cancer

An online panel discussion offers real-world suggestions and examples for ways to get the care and support you need. The discussion features Angela James, LUNGevity care navigator;  Lavern McDonald, a teacher living with lung cancer; and Patricia Simmers, a nurse navigator. The panelists share their personal stories, challenges, and lessons learned through their journeys with lung cancer. This panel discussion was hosted by LUNGevity in collaboration with Novartis.

Understanding Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab expert Debbie Koehl, MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC, speaks to LUNGevity's Survivorship Navigator, Kristi Griffith, to explain what pulmonary rehabilitation is, explore the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, and gain key insights about how to obtain pulmonary rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one. The discussion is followed by an informal Q&A with other lung cancer survivors. This recording was made during one of LUNGevity Foundation's Virtual Meetups -- a free resource for the lung cancer community.

Pneumonitis: A Common Side Effect

In this video, nurse practitioner Lauren Welch, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, from the Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Tennessee Oncology offers a quick review of pneumonitis - a common side effect of some lung cancer treatments. Survivors and caregivers can learn: What is pneumonitis? What causes it? How is it treated? What symptoms should we look out for?

Caregiver Starter Kit: 5 Resources

Navigating a lung cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming not only to the patient but to their caregiver as well. It’s normal to feel lost or confused and not know where to start or what resources to ask for. Because a cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis, LUNGevity wants caregivers to know they don’t have to go through it alone. There are resources available to help caregivers take care of their loved ones as well as themselves. Here are 5 important caregiver resources to help with your loved one’s lung cancer diagnosis. 

Key Findings from ASCO 2022

Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH, LUNGevity's Executive Director of Research, speaks with Charles Rudin, MD, PhD, about the key findings from the recent meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and what they mean for the lung cancer community.