Navigating Lung Cancer Navigating Lung Cancer - Page 5

Learn About Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women. It is when abnormal lung cells grow out of control. Lung cancer is difficult to diagnose in early stages. It is important to see a pulmonologist – a doctor who is specially trained to diagnose and treat lung diseases and conditions – as soon as you suspect a problem. After a lung cancer diagnosis, your pulmonologist (lung doctor) will assemble a team of specialists. This provides you with a full range of the latest treatments. Your medical team could include your: • • • • • • primary care physician pulmonologist oncologist radiologist pathologist thoracic surgeon Together, these medical experts can determine the best treatment for your specific type of lung cancer. 3