Posted on October 20, 2014 by Gray Connections
#LCSM Chat Topic 10/23: How can we help new stage IV #lungcancer patients consider 2nd opinions, mutation testing and clinical trials?
Most patients experience a period of stunned disbelief or shock when they hear a diagnosis of “metastatic lung cancer.” For those who are offered treatment options, the first few months revolve around medical appointments. Others may only be told to go home and get their affairs in order. Patients and family members may be in denial, or trying to process what all those dismal survival statistics mean for their future. It might be the first time the patient or a family member has had to confront the possibility of death for themselves… Read More