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Smoking Cessation Intervention by Thoracic Surgeons Achieves Above Average Pre- and Postoperative Quit Rates 7/2/2014
During pre- and postsurgery visits, thoracic surgeons encourage lung cancer patients to quit smoking and provide assistance to help them do so, leading to a 35 percent quit rate, which is above the average quit rate documented in other smoking cessation programs.
Daily Remote Monitoring and As-Needed Nurse Contacts Reduce Unexpected Clinic Visits, Hospitalizations for Chemotherapy Patients 11/6/2013
Daily, telehealth-enabled symptom monitoring combined with as-needed interactions with a nurse reduced unexpected clinic visits and inpatient use among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
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What If I Have a Spot on My Lung? Do I Have Cancer? Patient Education Guide 4/10/2013
This patient education guide provides information about the next steps after a pulmonary nodule has been detected.
Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues to Consider—Patient Education Guide 3/13/2013
This patient education guide provides information for people diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer.
Living With Lung Cancer: Patient Education Guide 3/13/2013
This patient education guide provides information for people recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
Lung Cancer... Am I At Risk? Patient Education Guide 3/13/2013
This patient education guide provides information about lung cancer to help patients understand aspects of this disease, including risk factors, prevention, symptoms, and treatment.
Management of Small Cell Lung Cancer: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 7/11/2012
This systematic review summarizes and analyzes evidence on selected aspects of managing patients diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.
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Last updated: July 30, 2014.