The survey also claims to review the resources used to help patients when they are diagnosed. Indeed, 64% of people with Lung Cancer are more concerned with the psychological impact of their illness than clinical diagnosis questions or their treatment plan. Moreover, over 50% of these are afraid to talk about their feelings, for fear of being stigmatised.
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These charities will use this survey data they hope to have by November to improve the quality of life for Lung Cancer Patients. An 11-person team of experts will analyse these results and propose action designed to improve patients’ medical attention and life quality.
This survey will no doubt remind us that Lung Cancer is ruthless when it comes to mental health, and we should strive to mitigate these effects.