What does it mean if a patient has “metastatic lung cancer”?
The words “metastatic lung cancer” can mean a lot of different things and it is an important topic to discuss with your doctor as it may relate to your situation. In the past patients with “metastatic lung cancer” were considered untreatable when it came to surgery. Today we have a more hopeful situation. For example, there is a new term that sounds very complex and it is called “Oligometastatic lung cancer”. In these patients surgery can be an option to consider.
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.