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Female physician speaking with male patient about the facts about lung cancer

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

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.