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Research Lung Cancer in Books, on Web

CancerWise - November 2007

By Dawn Dorsey

Looking for information about lung cancer? You'll find plenty to choose from on the Internet and on bookshelves.

The Learning Center, M. D. Anderson's consumer health library, has compiled a listing of reliable sources to help start your search. Remember that independent research is not a substitute for medical advice. Talk to your health care provider about your questions and concerns.

Investigate on the Web

These websites offer information about lung cancer:

Lung cancer – M. D. Anderson's lung cancer portal offers basic information about the disease and treatment, as well as the latest news and articles on the disease.

Lung Cancer Alliance – Visit this comprehensive site for information on lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as personal stories of survivors. Also featured is news of research and advocacy.

It's Time to Focus on Lung Cancer – With information on lung cancer for patients and caregivers, this site also details the latest clinical trials, meetings and other resources. “Ask the Expert” provides e-mail access to an oncology nurse who will respond within 48 hours.

Lung Cancer Online – Operating as a clearinghouse for information and resources about lung cancer, this site offers helpful links and contact information relating to a variety of topics.

American Lung Association – Lung cancer is one of several lung diseases discussed on this informative site. For free help in kicking the tobacco habit, check out the association's web-based smoking cessation program.

Mesothelioma – MD Anderson's mesothelioma portal offers basic information about the disease, diagnosis, staging and treatment, as well as links to specialists at M. D. Anderson and national resources.

Learn more about lung cancer

Try your local library or look online for these books:

  • "Quick Facts Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know–Now" – American Cancer Society, 2007
  • "Myths and Facts About Lung Cancer: What you Need to Know" – John C. Ruckdeschel, 2007
  • "Voices of Lung Cancer: The Healing Companion; Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength" – The Healing Project, 2007
  • "Pocket Guide to Lung Cancer" – M. Hass, M.A. Sudbury, 2003

For more information, call The Learning Center 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 713-563-8010 or 713-745-8063 or visit The Learning Center website.

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