Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for the Public

Explore Diagnosis, Screening, Treatment, and Prevention of Lung Cancer
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2,127 students
Created by Dr. Mrityunjay Sharma

What you'll learn

  • Understand the Pathophysiology of Lung Cancer
  • Identify Risk Factors and Preventive Measures
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnosis Techniques and Staging
  • Treatment Modalities
  • Palliative Care and Patient Support
  • Screening Method and Eligibility
This course includes:
1 total hour on-demand video
0 articles
2 downloadable resources
21 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • No prior medical knowledge is required.


“Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for the Public” is an essential course designed to provide an in-depth exploration of lung cancer, one of the most common and deadly cancers worldwide. This course aims to equip learners and patients with crucial knowledge about the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer.

Starting with an overview of the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, the course delves into the pathophysiological changes that occur in lung tissue that lead to cancer development. Students will learn about the different types of lung cancer, with a focus on distinguishing between small cell and non-small cell lung cancers, each of which demands unique approaches in management and care.

The course further explores the various risk factors associated with lung cancer, emphasizing both genetic predispositions and environmental influences like smoking and pollution. With this knowledge, participants will understand the importance of early detection and prevention strategies in clinical practice.

In terms of diagnosis, the course covers the latest techniques in imaging, biopsy, and molecular testing that are critical for accurate staging and treatment planning. Treatment modalities are examined in detail, including surgical options, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. We also discuss how personalized medicine is shaping the future of lung cancer treatment, with targeted therapies designed to treat specific genetic mutations.

Additionally, the course addresses the vital role of palliative care in improving the quality of life for patients with advanced disease. Through lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions, participants will learn how to manage symptoms, support patient and family needs, and navigate complex treatment decisions.

“Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for the Public” is not just a course but a pathway to better understanding and effectively managing lung cancer, making it an invaluable resource for anyone touched by this challenging disease.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is suitable for anyone, including patients interested in understanding lung cancer’s nitty gritty.
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