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Understanding lung cancer

Booklet
Published: 01 Nov 2020
Next review: 01 May 2023
Edition: 17
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This booklet is about cancer that starts in the lung. This is called primary lung cancer. It explains what lung cancer is, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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Published: 01 Nov 2020
Next review: 01 May 2023
Edition: 17

This booklet is about cancer that starts in the lung. This is called primary lung cancer. It explains what lung cancer is, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

About this booklet

The booklet explains what lung cancer is, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also talks about your feelings when you are diagnosed with cancer and has practical advice on dealing with work and finances.

View our online information about lung cancer.

We have separate information about cancer that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the lung, which is called secondary lung cancer.

 

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Clinical Information Nurse Specialists
Our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line. 
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.