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Lung Cancer

Exposure to Occupational Toxins Increases the Risk for Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
Learning about lung cancer risks is important. An issue that needs more awareness is occupational exposure to harmful chemicals and the negative effects such exposure has on our health.
A Walking Miracle: My Cancer Journey
Patient StoriesLung Cancer
When Veronica Brent had a constant cough and shortness of breath from walking, her daughter suggested she should have a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed she had lung cancer, and a biopsy showed she had cancer on the pancreas. She was concerned how to break the news to the family.
FDA Approves Tepmetko, New Targeted Therapy, for Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer and MET Exon 14 Alterations
Lung CancerFDA Approvals, News & Updates
In February 2021, the FDA approved Tepmetko (tepotinib), a new oral targeted therapy, for the treatment of all adults with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer and MET exon 14 alterations. Tepmetko is the second MET inhibitor that has been approved by the FDA.
Tagrisso Approved as Adjuvant Therapy for Patients with Lung Cancer and EGFR Mutations
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLung Cancer
In December 2020, the FDA approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) for adjuvant therapy (continued therapy to prevent cancer recurrence) after surgical removal of the tumor, in patients with non–small-cell lung cancer and EGFR exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R mutations. Tagrisso was previously approved for the treatment of other types of lung cancer.
Immunotherapy Combination Provides New Hope for Patients with Certain Type of Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLung Cancer
A treatment combination containing the immunotherapy drugs Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) received 2 approvals in non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the past year.
Drugs for Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
Here are the drugs and financial support services available to patients receiving treatment for Lung Cancer.
John Doll’s Lung Cancer Journey: From Patent Commissioner to Patient Advocacy
Lung CancerPatient StoriesPatient Advocacy
A chest x-ray and a CT scan revealed a diagnosis of stage IV (advanced) non–small-cell lung cancer after John Doll was experiencing shortness of breath and a lingering cold.
Lung Cancer Stigma Can Cause Death
Issue IntroductionsLung Cancer
In her introduction to the November 2020 issue that is focused on lung cancer, Lillie D. Shockney discusses the articles and dispels the common assumption that only smokers get lung cancer.
Just Ask Frank Sierawski: Anybody with Lungs Can Get Lung Cancer
Lung CancerPatient Stories
Frank Sierawski had never smoked and had no family or personal history of lung problems, but what started out as a distressing cough ended up being lung cancer.
Nutrition Tips for Patients with Lung Cancer: Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
Lung CancerNutrition & Cancer
Oncology nutritionist Julie Lanford presents nutrition tips for patients with lung cancer, advocating for a health plan to combat unintentional weight loss and managing poor appetite.
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