Lung cancer information

We offer a wide range of lung cancer information so everyone affected can understand the disease. We work with lung cancer experts and others affected by the disease so it is as relevant, clear and accurate.

Our lung cancer information covers all aspects, from advice on living with lung cancer to treatments such as chemotherapy and understanding what lung cancer is. The information will help you from the time you are diagnosed, as well as supporting you through and after any treatment.

Read any of this information online by simply clicking on the links below. You can also order a copy to be sent to you by calling 0333 323 7200 option 2 (UK only) or emailing

Managing Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis

We have produced this booklet in partnership with lung cancer experts and people affected by lung cancer to help you make positive informed choices about your care and treatment.

Understanding Your Small Cell Lung Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, this booklet can help explain what small cell lung cancer is, and addresses any questions and concerns you may have regarding the disease.

Understanding Bone Metastases and Lung Cancer

This new publication (2022) provides answers to questions about lung cancer and bone metastases. Find out information about how metastases affect bones, what impact this may have on you and some of the main treatments available.

Understanding Brain Metastases and Lung Cancer

If yourself or someone you care for has lung cancer and has been told about brain metastases, then this booklet will help answer your questions about symptoms, tests, and what treatments may be available.

Managing Lung Cancer Symptoms

There are various symptoms you may experience if you have lung cancer, such as coughing, breathlessness and weight loss. This booklet provides practical information on how to cope with these symptoms when they appear.

Information and Support Services for You

We provide a wide range of lung cancer information and support services. We offer face-to-face options such as support groups and information days, to distance services like the free Ask the Nurse helpline.

Living with Lung Cancer

If you have lung cancer, there are things that you and others around you can do to maximise your health and general wellbeing. Our Living with Lung Cancer booklet guides you on how best to live well with lung cancer.

Travelling, Going on Holiday and Lung Cancer

Something most people look forward to is a holiday. The Travelling, Going on Holiday and Lung Cancer covers everything you will want to know, from medication advice to destinations.

Essential Travel Information Form

Enjoy your holiday knowing that all your essential lung cancer information is written down while you’re away.

My Lung Surgery

The prospect of surgery for lung cancer may seem daunting, but having the right knowledge beforehand can alleviate any concerns you may have. Our Lung Surgery booklet can answer any questions you may have and provides an insight as to what to expect.

Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer

Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer is a complete guide to this treatment, why it is prescribed, how it works and what you will go through if you’re about to undertake chemotherapy.

Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer

If you or a loved one is about to go through radiotherapy for lung cancer, you may have a lot of questions. This booklet covers everything you may want to know.

Targeted Therapies

Targeted therapy is a form of lung cancer treatment that stops the chemical process that allows cancer cells to grow. Find out more about how they work on lung cancer and how to manage treatment side effects with our Targeted Therapies booklet.

Biomarker testing in lung cancer

Biomarker testing in lung cancer is the tests medical teams perform to check for any important genetic changes (mutations). Find out more about biomarker testing with our biomarker leaflet.

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

The new publication (2022) booklet takes a close look at how this treatment works, what types are available and who can access immunotherapy.

“If you’ve got any worries and you’ve got someone you love who’s got lung cancer, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation booklets and info are very helpful, Thank you!”

Katie, looking after her mum who has lung cancer.

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