Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among American men and women. Yet, thousands of people are surviving lung cancer thanks to early detection and effective treatments. When lung cancer is diagnosed and treated early, survival rates can increase to about 80 percent for localized, stage I cancers.
Living with lung cancer can impact your daily life. The more you know about lung cancer, the better you will be able to manage your disease. Use the resources on the pages below to improve your quality of life through exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation, managing pain and shortness of breath, and getting recommended vaccinations. It can also be beneficial to join a lung cancer support group to talk with others who have the same health issues, and to receive educational information and other helpful resources.
The Right Mutation
When doctors discovered that Lou Ann Langley’s lung cancer had a specific genetic mutation, her life expectancy doubled.
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Lung Cancer Center
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, our team excels at managing lung cancer patients with other lung diseases such as emphysema and COPD. National Jewish Health also has been named a high-performing hospital for Lung Cancer Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more.
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Thank you to the Hearst Foundations for its generosity in creating the Hearst Cancer Resource Center. National Jewish Health appreciates the Foundations’ long-time support.
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