Hope With Answers℠ Videos
Hope With Answers Video Series can bring the patient/caregiver/physician conversation into your home.
A lung cancer diagnosis can be like going to a foreign country. You need to learn a new language in order to get where you want to go. You need to learn what questions to ask and how to ask them.
At first, it may all seem terribly daunting. It’s hard to take in everything. You may feel the need to digest the information you need step by step. It is important that you and your family and caregivers know and understand what’s happening.
These videos can help you learn at your pace and your time.
Hope With Answers Videos: Help with Your Personal Journey
Start your journey of understanding with these suggested Hope With Answers videos. Or dive right in by specific topics listed below.
Videos to Watch If You Have Been Recently Diagnosed
Start with these Hope With Answer videos to help you learn important basic information for those newly diagnosed. Watch the discussions for getting a deeper knowledge on how to navigate an initial treatment plan or to even find what type of treatment might be your best option.
These videos can give you a better understanding about your lung cancer diagnosis and working with your doctor. Remember, biomarker testing for lung cancer can impact your diagnosis and treatment plan – it could literally save your life. Start your journey of understanding about lung cancer biomarker testing today.
Understanding Types of Treatment for Lung Cancer
Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy (or combinations of these treatments) are used to treat lung cancer.
Today, using genomic information about tumor type and what stage the disease is at allows healthcare teams to create personalized cancer treatments for lung cancer patients. These individualized treatments may help patients avoid treatments that are unlikely to work. In addition, this approach may help to decrease the side effects of treatment.
Personalized approaches to lung cancer treatment can not only improve a patient’s quality of life, they can even prolong lives. Learn about the latest lung cancer treatments being used.
Significant steps toward personalizing cancer care have been made in the last 10 years. Lung cancer researchers have tested more than 200,000 chemical compounds, identifying 170 potential candidates for development into drug therapies for lung cancer.
Learn more about personalized therapies for lung cancer. Download LCFA’s Personalized Therapies for Lung Cancer brochure, a printable resource for you, your caregivers, and your doctor. And, of course, it’s free.
Understanding Your Specific Lung Cancer Biomarker
These more in-depth videos are for lung cancer patients and their families who have been navigating the journey and now need the next level of information. An oncologist will order biomarker testing of a patient’s lung cancer cells in order to identify the biomarkers unique to the lung cancer tumor. There is a growing list of specific biomarkers for which there are effective treatment options: EGFR, ALK, ROS1, KRAS, MET, and NTRK all have successful FDA-approved treatments.
Get in-depth information about lung cancer biomarker testing. It’s important to understand treatment options, particularly if you’ve experienced resistance or if your lung cancer has progressed.
Understanding Clinical Trials
New and life-saving treatments, along with clinical trials, are happening rapidly. For instance, targeted therapies are cancer treatments that specifically target certain known mutational changes in cancer cells. These video discussions can help to understand how to bridge to other treatment options.
Because of progress made through clinical trials, many people with cancer are living longer and better. The conversation has changed to discussions on lung cancer as a manageable disease. Researchers continue to work on new therapies for patients whose cancer has recurred following standard lung cancer treatment.
Videos to Raise Your Awareness
LCFA mission is to raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials. These video topics are a good place to start to get a general understanding of lung cancer.
Join LCFA in our efforts to raise awareness of the need for more research and better community awareness of this disease. This November, in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness month, share important lung cancer information with friends and family.
We made it easy for you to post, tweet, or send with downloadable images and important facts about lung cancer awareness.
View the Hope With Answers Video Library
Each Hope With Answers specific lung cancer topic is designed to start you out with a basic video, with additional videos that dive deeper into each subject. Currently, these topics are:
Meet Hope With Answers’ Key Lung Cancer Specialists
Lung Cancer Foundation of America is proud to work with world-renowned leaders in lung cancer research spanning a broad range of disciplines. Their participation in these Hope With Answers videos allows patients and their families free access to the latest information on a variety of topics. Several of these lung cancer specialists are members of LCFA’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Jessica Donington, University of Chicago
Dr. David Carbone, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Dr. Natasha Leighl, Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto
Dr. Alice Shaw, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Christine Lovly, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Complementing the Hope With Answers Videos with A Podcast
Make sure to listen to the Hope With Answers: Living with Lung Cancer Podcast.
The Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer podcast features in-depth conversations and stories of people who are living with lung cancer. A special three-part podcast series called the First Seven Days is designed to help newly diagnosed patients navigate the scary and stressful first few days or weeks following a lung cancer diagnosis so they can access the best possible care.
Additional Lung Cancer Resources
LCFA has been dedicated to education and research – the route to the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and, hopefully, the cure. LCFA’s website has a wealth of information available to you besides the Hope With Answers videos.
LCFA would like to lend a helping hand to help you navigate your way to the information and tools for lung cancer that you deserve. Here are a few suggestions to learn more about lung cancer and find additional resources: