Lung Cancer: Not Just a Smoker's Disease

Lung Cancer: Not Just a Smoker's Disease

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 02/01/2020
Location: Online

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Although lung cancer is inextricably linked to smoking, about 25% of lung cancers occur in never-smokers. According to the American Cancer Society, new cases of lung cancer in the United States during the past year were estimated just over 200,000; deaths from lung cancer numbered just over 150,000, including about 56,000 deaths in never-smokers. Lung cancer in never-smokers (LCINS) is the 7th leading cause of cancer deaths in this country.

This article describes risk factors, assessment, and treatment of lung cancer in never smokers; addresses the physical and psychosocial impact of the disease; and discusses the nurse's role in promoting positive outcomes, including lung cancer screening and patient education.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify causes of lung cancer in never-smokers (LCINS).
  2. Describe how LCINS is diagnosed.
  3. Discuss the management of LCINS.

Presented By


Victoria Sherry, DNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Sherry is an oncology nurse practitioner at the Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Pricing Information

Price: $20.00

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