Newly Diagnosed Patients and
Patients with Recurrent DISEASE

  • Newly Diagnosed Patients

    Receiving your initial lung cancer diagnosis is the most challenging consultation for a patient. During this visit, physicians go through a lot of information to help a patient understand the disease, treatment options and the path ahead. These visits are longer in nature and cover a lot of ground. It is often easier to engage your doctor during this initial visit with questions and concerns to help form decisions.

    What do new patients need compared to those with recurring disease?

    Michelle Keating
    RN, OCN, MSCN

    Patients with Recurrent Disease

    Sometimes after the lung cancer is treated, the cancer comes back. During these doctor visits, which are typically shorter, it is important to do research on your own about potential treatment options, your preferences, and expectations so you can share them more efficiently during the visit.

    Are patients with recurring disease in need of more emotional support and encouragement?

    Michelle Keating
    RN, OCN, MSCN
  • Quick Quiz

    I use a patient portal to communicate with my clinician and/or learn more about my treatment

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