If someone with lung cancer has very poor lung function, what should they be aware of?
It’s most important that patients discuss their lung function with their doctor. They need to consider what their lung function is both before surgery and what it might be like after surgery. The decision about surgery can be very much a personal decision. In certain patients, if their lung function is excellent then the standard of care might be surgery and they can discuss this with their physician.
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.