In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Massachusetts General Hospital physicians answer common questions related to lung cancer.
About the Forum
The Lung Cancer Forum, supported by the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an initiative that brings medical experts together with the shared goal of furthering education, conversation and coordinated action around the topic of lung cancer. The forum comprises a community of lung cancer patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, physicians, researchers and advocates.
Together, the community strives to expand support services and improve quality of life for patients and survivors of lung cancer, raise awareness about the occurrence of lung cancer, erase the stigma of smoking associated with lung cancer and provide support and empowerment for patients and their families facing a diagnosis of lung cancer.
Meeting Scheduling and Format
The group meets on the second Monday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm EST. Each month, there is a guest speaker who addresses an aspect of lung cancer. In the past, speakers have included:
- Thoracic surgeons
- Medical and radiation oncologists
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
- Clinical social workers
- Physical therapists
- Dietitians and nutritionists
- Massage therapists
To ensure the privacy of members and attendees, meetings are only accessible by a private link. Those who wish to learn more or participate in the forum can fill out this form. Once you join the mailing list, you will receive a link to the monthly meetings.
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