Diagnosed with lung cancer? You are not alone.

Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer may cause you to feel many emotions. Fortunately there are many resources available to help people understand the diagnosis, learn about treatment options and side effect management and connect with others. Most importantly, you are not alone in facing lung cancer.

The Cancer Support Community recently launched an updated edition of the booklet, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer. This free resource provides valuable information to navigate you as you and your loved ones work with your health care team to determine the best treatment path. Order or download  a copy of our book today to hear others talk about their journey through lung cancer.

In the booklet, you’ll read how Marilyn learned she had lung cancer, how Dave stays positive during treatment despite side effects, why Jerry chose a clinical trial, how Mary Ellen handles chemo-brain and how Harry supports his wife the best he can.

Also be sure to check out our website to learn more about our free services, find a CSC location near you, get free books and information, talk to a Helpline counselor or find others impacted by cancer.

About Ivy Ahmed

Ivy Ahmed is the Vice President of Education and Outreach at the Cancer Support Community. In this position she oversees the development, promotion and implementation of national CSC education programs. She also oversees the development of online educational materials and national professional outreach related to education programs. Ivy has over 15 years in public health and has worked in both the private and public sectors promoting cancer education. She served as a health educator and case manager with the District of Columbia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and as the health communications manager with Lockheed Martin on a contract to support to the NCI’s Cancer Information Service. Ivy holds two degrees from the George Washington University, a Bachelor in Literature and a Master of Public Health.

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