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Sign up for your Walk event and download a free kit at LCRF.org/wings
LCRF hosts webinars to bring the lung cancer community together to discuss topics important to them. Find out more and register for an upcoming livestream. The community also has a lively and engaged Facebook group.
Wednesday, September 21 at 12 pm EDT
Register at LCRF.org/Together
Dr. Narjust Florez from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will join our moderator, Dr. Isabel Preeshagul, for our Lung Cancer Community Talk on Wednesday, September 21 at 12 PM ET. This livestream is an opportunity to connect face-to-face with others who care about lung cancer and talk about challenges we’re facing.
You do not need to be a doctor to understand your tumor. Biomarker testing can help.
When your doctors suspected you had cancer, they took a small portion of your tumor tissue (a biopsy) to have it examined. A specialist, called a pathologist, looked at your tumor cells under the microscope and found out you had lung cancer. There are two main types of lung cancer–small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). If you have NSCLC, the pathologist looks closely at the cancer cells for certain characteristics (features or qualities). Tumors with similar characteristics are referred to as subtypes. Adenocarcinoma (A-deh-noh-KAR-sih-NOH-muh) and squamous cell carcinoma (SKWAY-mus sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh) are the most common subtypes of NSCLC. Once your health care team knows the subtype of your cancer, treatment planning can begin. Read more & download your copy at LCRF.org/biomarkers.