Understanding Lung Cancer

These patient education videos are designed to help guide patients and families through their lung cancer diagnosis and treatment journey. Patients, doctors, and staff from NYU Langone's Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center share personal stories about the compassionate team approach to diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care.  This video project was made possible with the generous support of the Stephen E. Banner Fund for Lung Cancer Research.

 

Staging Lung Cancer

Based on a variety of diagnostic factors such as tumor size, lymph nodes affected, and metastases, doctors can provide a snapshot of a particular patient's disease at a given point in time. New treatment strategies and efforts to improve quality of life are also discussed by Drs. Harvey Pass and Tanveer Mir at
NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center.

 

Surgery for Treating Lung Cancer

Dr. Bernard Crawford and Dr. Abraham Chachoua of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center discusses who is a candidate for lung cancer surgery, the benefits of minimally-invasive surgical techniques, and the role of chemotherapy given after surgery to prevent cancer from recurring.

 

Using Radiation Therapy to Treat Lung Cancer

Dr. Peter Schiff and other members of the care team at NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center describe the steps involved in using radiation therapy to treat lung cancer.

 

Addressing the Physical and Emotional Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Living with lung cancer can present a number of challenges for patients and their families. Drs. Tanveer Mir and James Fraiman, experts from NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center, describe their holistic, team approach to care and the many resources available to help patients address physical and emotional symptoms. The team also discusses the role of massage, acupuncture, social work, psychiatry, and pain management in lung cancer care.

 

Smoking Cessation: Taking Back Control By Quitting

Dr. Donna Shelley of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center discusses her approach to helping people quit smoking. Her smoking cessation program offers intensive counseling and treatment options tailored to each person. The program is open to current tobacco users and former users who are at risk of starting again.

 

Lung Cancer: Patient Stories

Patients living with lung cancer share their stories as well as the reasons why they chose to receive care at
NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center.

 

The Team Approach to Lung Cancer Care at NYU Langone

Patients and staff from NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center share their personal stories about the compassionate team approach to diagnosis and treatment for patients diagnosed with lung cancer and their families.

 

Using Chemotherapy to Treat Lung Cancer

Dr. Abraham Chachoua of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center outlines what patients can expect when receiving chemotherapy to treat lung cancer. In addition to explaining the goals of treatment, his overview also includes a introduction to the major types of lung cancer and the role of targeted therapies.

 

FAQs: Using Chemotherapy to Treat Lung Cancer

Dr. Abraham Chachoua of NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center answers some of the most common questions patients and family members ask about chemotherapy as a treatment for lung cancer. Dr. Chachoua answers questions about how to know chemotherapy is working and why PICC lines and Mediports are used in cancer treatment.