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This is an annual initiative led by lung cancer patient organisations, with the purpose of raising awareness regarding the main challenges faced by people impacted by this disease across Europe.

Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) conducted a study focusing on the experiences and challenges of people with lung cancer and their caregivers, in their everyday life, their lifestyle and future plans in their “new normal”.

The report gives an insight into how people with lung cancer manage the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatments. It also describes the types of support caregivers provide, from practical needs (like driving to doctor appointments and handling health insurance issues) to providing emotional encouragement. The report also sheds light on the caregivers’ role, the high level of subjective stress and need for emotional support.

The report highlights the wide range of healthcare needs, the importance of multidisciplinary and person-centred pathways from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.

LuCE continues to work actively to raise public awareness about lung cancer; early detections of symptoms, treatment options and the challenges faced by people impacted by this disease across Europe.