After receiving a lung cancer diagnosis, you’ll likely want to learn as much as you can about your condition. Your oncologist will be your best source of information, as he or she will be able to take into account your specific situation when answering your questions and providing more in-depth support. This can be especially important when discussing your prognosis or treatment options, as every patient’s experience is different.
With that said, the following FAQs can provide you with general information about the types and stages of lung cancer, treatment options you may be able to consider, the potential side effects of treatment and the supportive care services that you may find beneficial throughout the process.
Basic information about lung cancer
- How does lung cancer start?
- What type of doctor treats lung cancer?
- Can lung cancer go away on its own?
- What steps can you take to prevent lung cancer?
- How does smoking cause lung cancer?
- How often should I receive a lung cancer screening test?
- How does lung cancer affect your health?
- Is a constant cough a sign of lung cancer?
- Can shoulder pain be a sign of lung cancer?
- Why is lung cancer hard to detect?
- How fast can lung cancer spread?
- What do I need to know about lung cancer surgery?
- How long after diagnosis should I receive lung cancer surgery?
- What to expect after chemotherapy for lung cancer
- What should I expect after lung cancer surgery?
- What should I expect during radiation therapy for lung cancer?
- What are the side effects of radiation therapy for lung cancer?
- What are the side effects of chemotherapy for lung cancer?
- Questions to ask your lung cancer specialist
- What are the long-term effects of lung cancer treatment?
- What are the risks of lung cancer surgery?
- 12 diseases lung cancer is commonly misdiagnosed as
- What is squamous cell carcinoma?
- What are the causes of adenocarcinoma lung cancer?
- Are the symptoms of small cell lung cancer different than other types of lung cancer?
- What is the difference between small call lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer?
- Does each type of lung cancer exhibit different symptoms?
- Can I exercise with lung cancer?
- What are the symptoms of small cell lung cancer?
- Is non-small cell lung cancer caused by smoking?
- Is emphysema a risk factor for lung cancer?
- How is small cell lung cancer treated?
- What are treatment options for small cell lung cancer?
- What is the best treatment for non-small cell lung cancer?
- Lung cancer screenings for smokers
- What is the success rate of lung cancer treatments?
Medically reviewed by Dr. Michael Shafique.
If you have any additional questions that aren’t answered here, you’re welcome to consult with an oncologist in the Thoracic Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.