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Lung cancer reading list

Men and women discussing lung cancer

This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about lung cancer. There is information about


Books from libraries, bookshops or online booksellers

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.

100 Questions and Answers About Lung Cancer (Second Edition)
Karen Parles and Joan H. Schiller
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009
ISBN-13 9780763760533

This book gives information about treatment options, quality of life after treatment and living with lung cancer. It is an American book so some issues covered are not relevant to a UK reader. 

Be a Survivor – Lung Cancer Treatment Guide
Vladimir Lange, M.D.
Lange Productions, 2010
ISBN: 9780981948911

This book gives detailed information about lung cancer, treatments and the feelings and emotions people may have. It contains stories from people who have had lung cancer. It is an American book so some information is not relevant to the UK reader. 

Your guide to lung cancer
Dr David Gilligan and Dr Robert Rintoul
Holder & Stoughton, Royal Society of Medicine series, 2007
ISBN: 9780340927861

This book covers all aspects of lung cancer. It explains exactly what lung cancer is, what causes it, and its symptoms and diagnosis. It also covers the treatments available and has myths and fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections, and a chapter on who patients and carers might meet in the NHS.


Booklets and leaflets from Cancer Research UK

Be smoke free cut your cancer risk leaflet
You can download a copy of this smoking and cancer awareness leaflet on the Cancer Research UK website. Or you can ring our leaflet enquiry line on 020 7061 8333.


Booklets and resources from other organisations

From Macmillan Cancer Support

Coping with hair loss (also on CD)
Healthy eating and cancer
Coping with advanced cancer (also on CD)
Controlling cancer pain (also on CD)
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer (also on CD)
Sexuality and cancer
Understanding lung cancer (also on CD)
Understanding chemotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on CD)
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer (also on CD)
Talking about your cancer

From The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Living with Lung Cancer (Booklet and DVD)
Surgery for Lung Cancer – Answering your Questions
Managing Lung Cancer Symptoms
Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer
Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer

Health promotion booklets on stopping smoking are available free from your nearest health centre or clinic. Or look at our lung cancer organisations page for contact details of organisations that can give you leaflets and other forms of support.


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Updated: 15 April 2014