Lung Cancer Support and Survivorship
Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute is at the forefront of community-based hospitals serving the Philadelphia northern suburbs in lung cancer care. Our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery and survivorship. Read on to learn about support and survivorship resources available for patients at Doylestown Health.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed and treated at Doylestown Health. The 5-year survival rate for all stages of lung cancer combined is only 16 percent; however, survival rates are improving due to enhanced technology, treatments and therapeutic approaches. For example, according to the American Cancer Society, the 1-year relative survival rate for lung cancer in the United States increased from 37 percent from 1975 -1979 to 44 percent in 2005 -2008, largely due to improvements in surgical techniques and combined therapies.*
As a community-focused hospital and cancer center, our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, before and after surgery, for the duration of radiation or chemotherapy treatments and throughout recovery and survivorship. Our support groups provide patients with opportunities to participate according to their own preference or personal needs.
We encourage patients and families to visit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center site to search for clinical trials or to download the new Jefferson Clinical Trials app that allows you to quickly reference the Thomas Jefferson University clinical trials database.
We offer the flexibility of registering for classes, attending workshops or participating in events at the hospital or in the Doylestown community.
Ribbons Studio, a retail store based at Doylestown Hospital, offers patients and caregivers the convenience of shopping for accessories and products needed during cancer treatment or as a cancer survivor. Ribbons Studio carries a variety of wigs, head wraps, hats, post-mastectomy garments, bras, prosthetics, skin products, compression sleeves and stockings.
* Cancer Facts & Figures 2013