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Lung cancer information

This page is about primary lung cancer (cancer that starts in the lung).  For information about secondary lung cancer (cancer that started somewhere else but has spread to the lung), please view the secondary cancers pages.

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information

Our Lung Cancer Patient Information Group and other healthcare professionals within UHL produce several leaflets relating to lung cancer, which will be given to you as appropriate.           

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with lung cancer not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care. Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.   

The leaflets below may be useful:

You and your key worker for lung cancer

Your Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for Lung Cancer

Individual plan of care

Useful contact numbers

Information for lung cancer patients after finishing initial treatment

MELU Luncheon Club

More information
Click on the coloured text links below for general information wich you may find helpful:                                     

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.       

Eating, appetite and taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.     

Support groups

For details of cancer support groups (including the MELU Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Luncheon Club) in the local area please click the heading above.        

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.   Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you. 

Lung cancer information in languages other than English

If your preferred language is not English please click on the heading above to find out if there is any relevant information available.           

Further Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information other about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.    

This page last reviewed 18/05/2022