How will this tool help me?

Have you been diagnosed with stage III / N2 lung cancer?

This interactive patient decision aid tool gives information on treatment options offered to people diagnosed with stage III / N2 lung cancer. These options include surgery or radiotherapy, both in combination with chemotherapy.

The aim of this tool is to support your decision-making when both surgical and radiotherapeutic options are available.

This tool is not intended to replace a consultation with the radiation oncologist and the thoracic surgeon and we recommend that you discuss all options in detail with your doctors as each individual is unique with different levels of fitness and medical needs.

What does the tool do?

  • Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment.
  • Takes you through the options in an interactive way to help you identify your own preferences.
  • Includes a quiz at the end of each section to test your understanding of each treatment option.
  • Prints your own table of preferences to take with to your doctor’s appointment to help your discussions.

Project partners

This multidisciplinary tool was also developed with representation from the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) and the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO). This tool is endorsed by ESTRO and ESTS.