Booklet on Lung Cancer Available

May 1, 1997

NEW YORK--Cancer Care, Inc. is offering a new booket, Learning About Lung Cancer: It Helps to Understand, that attempts to close the "information gap" with regard to how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated, as well as provide help and tips on how to cope with medical and nonmedical issues faced by lung cancer patients.

NEW YORK--Cancer Care, Inc. is offering a new booket, Learning AboutLung Cancer: It Helps to Understand, that attempts to close the "informationgap" with regard to how lung cancer is diagnosed and treated, as wellas provide help and tips on how to cope with medical and nonmedical issuesfaced by lung cancer patients.

"For many years, people wouldn't even say they had cancer,"says Diane Blum, executive director of Cancer Care, Inc. "Today, atlast, we can talk about it openly, but lung cancer patients are still stigmatized--people assume they are all smokers, and believe it is the patients' faultthat they developed cancer."

To receive a free copy of the 40-page booket, which was published throughan educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology, contact a localBristol-Myers Squibb Oncology sales representative or call the nationaltoll-free Cancer Care Counseling Line at 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673).