Learning a New Lung Cancer Vocabulary

If you’ve never heard of a thoracic oncologist, biomarker testing, or don’t know what information you’re looking for in a second opinion, you aren’t alone! A lung cancer diagnosis can send you reeling into a confusing world where you feel like you don’t speak the language. You might feel like you need a whole new lung cancer vocabulary. In this 3-episode series called the 1st Seven Days, the Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer podcast team helps you manage those initial days of a lung cancer diagnosis with a roadmap that helps you find the right doctor, get the right testing, and start to create the right treatment plan. In part 2 of this series, you’ll get medical advice from lung cancer expert Dr. David Carbone of The Ohio State University about biomarker testing and how to get a second opinion. Also, get a crash course – and increase your lung cancer vocabulary skills –  in the lingo that you’ll need to manage your lung cancer diagnosis from people currently living with lung cancer.


Dr. David Carbone, Oncologist at The Ohio State University

Episode 07.2 Show Notes

The First 7 Steps

Here are some helpful resources to guide you through the first seven steps.

Visit LCFA’s new support page, The First Seven Steps in the Face of a Lung Cancer Diagnosis to help you understand what you need to know to create your personalized lung cancer action plan.

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