In her introduction to this special issue on Lung Cancer, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, emphasizes that we need to inspire and help people to stop smoking, and get rid of the overall stigma surrounding this disease.
Montessa Lee’s pain persisted after an initial visit to the doctor and a misdiagnosis. Finally, an x-ray in the emergency room revealed a 15-cm mass on her left lung. Read how she turned anger into action.
For the first time, the use of immunotherapy after surgical removal of the tumor and chemotherapy has shown benefits in patients with early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and PD-L1 expression, a biomarker found in some patients with NSCLC.