Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
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About Our Lung Cancer Team
Risk Factors for Lung Cancer
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Screening & Diagnosis for Lung Cancer
Treatment Options for Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Support & Survivorship

Lung Cancer Support & Survivorship

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed and treated at Doylestown Hospital. The 5-year survival rate for all stages of lung cancer combined is only 16 percent; however, survival rates are improving due to enhanced technology, treatments and therapeutic approaches. For example, according to the American Cancer Society, the 1-year relative survival rate for lung cancer in the United States increased from 37 percent from 1975 -1979 to 44 percent in 2005 -2008, largely due to improvements in surgical techniques and combined therapies.*

The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital is at the forefront of community-based hospitals serving the Philadelphia northern suburbs in lung cancer care. Our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery and survivorship. Read on to learn about support and survivorship resources available for patients at Doylestown Hospital.

  • Cancer Support Groups

    Support Groups

    As a community-focused hospital and cancer center, our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, before and after surgery, for the duration of radiation or chemotherapy treatments and throughout recovery and survivorship. Our support groups provide patients with opportunities to participate according to their own preference or personal needs.

    Learn about Doylestown Hospital’s cancer support groups»
  • Oncolink: Online Cancer Resources

    We encourage patients and families to visit Oncolink, an award-winning website sponsored by Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

    Learn more about Oncolink»

  • Classes and Events

    Classes and Events

    We offer the flexibility of registering for classes, attending workshops or participating in events at the hospital or in the Doylestown community.

    Learn about our classes and events»

  • Dialogue Online
  • Ribbons Studio

    Ribbons Studio

    Ribbons Studio, a retail store based at Doylestown Hospital, offers patients and caregivers the convenience of shopping for accessories and products needed during cancer treatment or as a cancer survivor. Ribbons Studio carries a variety of wigs, head wraps, hats, post-mastectomy garments, bras, prosthetics, skin products, compression sleeves and stockings.

  • Cancer Recipes

    Healthy Recipes

    Patients and their families benefit by eating healthy. Try some delicious new recipes as healthier approaches to traditional breakfasts, lunches, dinners and appetizers – or even snacks and desserts!

    Try our healthy recipes»

* Cancer Facts & Figures 2013