Published on September 19, 2016
Randy Broad, a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivor talks about how he became a patient advocate and gives advice to newly diagnosed patients and care partners. In his opinion, the most important thing is to ask a lot of questions and trust your oncologist. And if you don't, you need to find one that you do. NSCLC has now a variety of chemotherapies, novel drugs and clinical trials available, and you should discuss with your doctor the most appropriate for your situation. Communication is also key during cancer treatment. Randy advises patients to be honest with your clinical team, by telling them how you feel and what options you would like to pursue. In this video, He also talks about how appreciative he feels to be alive, and how being diagnosed with cancer change his perspective on life.
This program has been supported by Helsinn, through an unrestricted educational grant to the Patient Empowerment Foundation.