Lung adenocarcinoma

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Lung adenocarcinoma

Lung adenocarcinoma is a form of lung cancer that begins in the outer tissues of the lungs. This type of lung cancer is most common in non-smokers and is often present for large periods of time before symptoms appear. Common symptoms associated with lung cancer, such as a coughing up blood, may be less common in adenocarcinoma of the lung. Instead, early symptoms usually include fatigue, shortness of breath and aches in the chest, back or shoulder. A physician can test for lung cancer through an x-ray and will confirm the diagnosis through a sample of the lung tissue, or biopsy. Although the most common cause of cancer is smoking, this type of cancer is often seen in non-smokers and is often a result of multiple factors, including genetic changes and environmental conditions. There is currently no cure for lung adenocarcinoma, however there are various treatments to help manage the condition including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by lung adenocarcinoma. Support and advocacy organizations are also a good resource for support and information

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Lung adenocarcinoma " for support, advocacy or research.

Free to Breathe

Free to Breathe is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. Free to Breathe is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lung adenocarcinoma " for support, advocacy or research.

Free to Breathe

Free to Breathe is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. Free to Breathe is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

http://www.freetobreathe.org

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

http://www.LCFAmerica.org

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Clinical Trial of Erlotinib and Pemetrexed for Maintenance Treatment in Lung Adenocarcinoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Adenocarcinoma

 

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 29 Oct 2016

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