Questions to ask your lung cancer specialist

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Lung Foundation New Zealand (LFNZ) is here to support you. Here are some examples of questions patients (and carers) might want to ask their specialist;

Q. Can we make arrangements to have my tumour tested using comprehensive genomic testing to inform my treatment?
Q. What are my treatment options and what is the goal of my treatment?
Q. Is there a suitable treatment not funded in the NZ public system that would be available if I self-fund it, or if I meet the criteria for compassionate access?
Q. Are there any clinical trials that are right for me?

View our patient introductory letter.

View our “Questions to Ask” resource to help guide your journey and prompt questions you may want to ask your specialist.

View our lung cancer biomarker infographic which shows the number of different biomarkers for non small cell lung cancer.