Understanding Diagnosis

For many a diagnosis of lung cancer can understandably send a patient and their family members reeling. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and are feeling overwhelmed and discouraged, please allow us to help you – let Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) be your Lung Cancer Tutor.

Life after diagnosis may feel like a blur. Some patients express feeling bombarded with so much information that they aren’t sure where or how to start navigating through the meaning and appropriate response to their diagnosis.  For others the feeling is that they are not being provided the necessary information and tools to navigate their options for treatment and care.

LCFA would like lend a helping hand to help you navigate your way to the information and tools for lung cancer that you deserve.

We believe that the tools and links provided on the LCFA website may be useful at any time during you treatment for lung cancer. If you are new to our website, welcome.  Feel free to start at the beginning and use this as a step-by-step program. If you have previously visited our website welcome back, and feel free to utilize the links provided to learn more.


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What Do I Need to Know About Clinical Trials?

Two FDA Approved Drugs Are Changing the Way People Are Living with Lung Cancer

I Am Going to Have My Tumor Tested for Mutations, What Should I Expect From the Procedure?

What Do I Need To Know About Genetic Mutation Testing?

What are the latest treatments available besides chemotherapy and radiation?

Who Else Do I Need on My Team?

I Have Found a Thoracic Oncologist That I Feel Comfortable With, What Is Next?

Is There a Type of Physician That Specializes in the Treatment of Lung Cancer?

Should I be seeking a second opinion?

If I have a life threatening disease, I would want to be treated by somebody whose life is spent studying the disease that I have.
Robert Figlin, M.D.