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Lung Cancer Alliance Launches Online 'Early Interventions Resource Center'

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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A Comprehensive Web Guide on Lung Cancer at its Earliest, Most Treatable Stages

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer, announced the launch of its new online Early Interventions Resource Center, a web enhancement that provides one-of-a-kind, comprehensive information on lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages.

The Early Interventions Resource Center provides information on lung cancer risk, early detection, surgical treatments and upcoming research.

"We are excited about this new patient support initiative that will provide a more thorough understanding and discussion on lung cancer at its earliest, most curable stage," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President and CEO. "This is about empowering those at risk and those diagnosed at early stages with information about the resources and options available for them today."

Located on LCA's comprehensive and award winning Web site at www.lungcanceralliance.org/eirc/, the Early Interventions Resource Center addresses risks, testing methods and treatment options, providing detailed answers to three fundamental questions:

"People are afraid of lung cancer and sometimes their fear keeps them from getting screened," said Dr. Thomas D'Amico of Duke University's Comprehensive Cancer Center. "LCA's Early Interventions Resource Center presents the facts in a straightforward way and reinforces that the outcomes with lung cancer are much better when it is caught early. I intend to use this resource to supplement my discussions with patients on the risks, testing and treatment of this lethal disease."

The Resource Center's launch coincides with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 13th Annual World Conference currently taking place in San Francisco and is supported in part by Covidien (www.covidien.com).

Lung Cancer Alliance (www.LungCancerAlliance.org) is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

-- Am I at risk for lung cancer? -- Learn about lung cancer risk factors. What do they mean for you? What should you do if you or someone you know is at high risk for the disease? -- How can I find it early? -- Learn about lung cancer early detection. Where can you go for testing? What questions should you ask? What follow-up is needed? What is the future of early detection research? -- What are my treatment options? -- Learn about all treatment options for lung cancer. Should I get surgery? Where should I go for treatment? What treatments are right for me?

SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
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