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Lung Information for Patients


Lung Cancer 101
Lung Cancer 101 is your comprehensive guide to understanding how lung cancer develops, how it can be found, and treatment options.

Biomarker Testing
This section provides information about biomarker (diagnostic) testing. Biomarker tests may provide information about changes, or mutations, in the cells that became cancer and whether a treatment is available that targets this change. We strongly advocate for people diagnosed with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer to speak with their doctor about comprehensive biomarker testing.

Clinical Trials
This section provides information about clinical trials – what they are and how to find them. It also connects you to a clinical trial finder or a clinical trial navigator.  

Education Materials
LUNGevity provides a comprehensive suite of education materials to help you learn about lung cancer. You'll find the facts you need in clear, reassuring language to help you be your own best advocate in your healthcare at this critical time.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor
In this section you will find lists of important questions to ask at each step of the lung cancer journey, as well as checklists to help you prepare for a problem-based doctor visit or for travel.

Support Services
LUNGevity offers the largest online network of support and in-person survivorship programs for all people affected by lung cancer. This section provides more information about these vital services.

Lung Cancer Navigator App
The LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator is a customizable mobile app that puts your entire support network in the palm of your hand.

Get Involved
This section offers a number of ways that you can get involved with changing outcomes for people diagnosed with lung cancer.


ATS Patient Information Series

Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Prevention
Staging of Lung Cancer
Treatment of Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Screening Implementation: A Serial Discussion (Podcast)
DECISION AID for Lung Cancer Screening with Computerized Tomography (CT)


ATS Breathing in America Book

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures. Click here for the chapter on Lung Cancer.