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What You Need To Know About™ Lung Cancer
    Posted: 07/26/2007

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About This Booklet

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet [NIH Publication No. 07-1553] is about cancer* that begins in the lung. It tells about diagnosis, staging, treatment, and comfort care. Learning about the medical care for people with lung cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your own care.

This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes or ask whether you may use a tape recorder. You may also want to have a family member or friend with you when you talk with the doctor - to take part in the discussion, to take notes, or just to listen.

For the latest information about lung cancer, please visit our Web site at Or, contact our Cancer Information Service. We can answer your questions about cancer. We can send you NCI booklets and fact sheets. Call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or instant message us through the LiveHelp service.

*Words in italics are in the Dictionary. The Dictionary explains these terms. It also shows how to pronounce them.

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