Module 1. Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

What are the symptoms of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

There are no specific symptoms for lung cancer. Lung cancer starts in the chest and can be masked by other diseases that begin in the chest, like pneumonia, or bronchitis. Patients often come to the attention of their doctors because they have pulmonary symptoms such as coughing, or wheezing, or shortness of breath and the doctor might order further tests to look for the presence of lung cancer.
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Animation - Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
1. Animation - Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.