Patients told us how lung cancer treatment and care could be improved:
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At the heart of lung cancer treatment and care there needs to be a quality patient-professional relationship. Read the tips in the section below on how both patients and healthcare professionals can achieve this.
- Treat each of us as individuals with respect, hope and positivity.
- Communicate with us clearly and concisely.
- Tailor the information that we need to our individual requirements.
- Promote the availability of research in multiple languages.
- Improve our access to rehabilitation services following treatment.
- Give us the option to access psychological support from the point of our diagnosis onwards.
- Provide one main contact throughout the full course of our treatment and care.
- Develop quality criteria for lung cancer services to encourage equal provision for all across Europe.
- Discuss all our options with us including the latest advances in treatment.
- Find out our preferences; for example, whether quantity or quality of life is more important.
- Involve us in multidisciplinary team discussions and decisions.
- Provide mandatory and refresher training for healthcare professionals including: how to build relationships; awareness of the psychological impact of diagnosis.
- More patient education resources so that we can advocate for ourselves.
- Improved training at primary care level to increase general awareness of lung cancer symptoms.
- Public education campaigns to tackle stigma and to raise awareness of lung cancer symptoms and risk factors.