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November 2021 – Lung Cancer

Looking at Lung Cancer without Stigma
Lung CancerIssue Introductions
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.
Becoming a Patient Advocate After a Small-Cell Lung Cancer Diagnosis at Age 28
Patient StoriesLung CancerPatient Advocacy
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.
Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients with Early-Stage Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer and PD-L1 Expression
Lung CancerImmunotherapyBiomarkers
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.
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