Educational Videos

Watch these YouTube videos from Dana Farber, Massachusetts General Hospital, The Lung Cancer Foundation of America, and The American Cancer Society to learn more about cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer:

Dana-Farber’s Mark Awad, MD, PhD, talks about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, as well as guidelines for lung cancer screening

Lung Cancer Screening: The Who-What-When-Where-Why

This one hour webinar was presented on March 25, 2020. The webinar was co-hosted by the American Cancer Society’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Team and the National Lung Cancer Roundtable’s State-Based Initiatives Task Group. Ella A. Kazarooni, MD, MS, Professor of Radiology & International Medicine, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs & Director of Cardiothoracic Radiology at the University of Michigan Medicine presented. Screening with low-dose spiral CT scans has been shown to decrease the risk of dying from lung cancer in heavy smokers. This webinar gave an overview of who is eligible for lung cancer screening and what the data is telling us about its potential impact on lung cancer.

Increasing Lung Cancer Screening Uptake in Eligible Adults: Do We Know What Works?

This ACS Comprehensive Cancer Control hosted webinar explores what interventions have shown success in increasing lung cancer screening rates and helps coalitions explore how they might enhance appropriate and effective community implementation strategies for lung cancer screening programs in their area.

Don’t Delay Lung Cancer Screenings

At the Mass General Cancer Center we know that lung screenings with low dose CT scans can detect cancer in its very early stages when there is nothing more we can do. In this video, Dr. Jo-Anne Shepard discusses the importance of lung screenings.

Intro to Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Learn about immunotherapy for lung cancer in this discussion between patient advocate Lisa Goldman and Dr. Jonathan Goldman from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. LFCA’s Hope with Answers intro video series provides basic information for those newly diagnosed with lung cancer.

Intro to Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Learn the importance of early detection of lung cancer through this discussion between Dr. David Carbone from the Ohio State University Medical Center and David Sturges, lung cancer patient advocate and co-founder of Lung Cancer Foundation of America.

Tips for Treatment-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Check out these tops to help you cope.

How to Manage Pain When You Have Cancer

Returning to a “new normal” after cancer treatment can come with different challenges. Pain, caused by cancer or by the intense treatment it requires, often becomes persistent, known as chronic pain. While cancer-related pain may not always be relieved completely, it can be controlled.

Tips on How to Get Out of Bed After Surgery 

Demonstration of a simple technique shows how to get in and out of bed without pain and independently after any kind of chest or abdominal surgery.

Covid-19: Information for Cancer Patients

Answers to some questions cancer patients may have about COVID-19.

Tips for Working Through the Emotions of Cancer

Going through cancer treatment can be an emotional roller coaster. Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer gives some tips to keep you moving forward.


The “Living Well Beyond Lung Cancer” DVD, a collaboration between Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and the Women’s Lung Cancer Program, is now available online!

To access the individual videos, please click on the title.

1. Lung Cancer 101: for Women and Men – Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD

A lung cancer diagnosis may be frightening, but there is hope. Dr. Yolonda Colson, a thoracic surgeon and director of the Women’s Lung Cancer Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses the advancements in treatment and improving survival rates among lung cancer patients, as well as the support resources available to them.

2. Exercise Your Lungs Before and After Surgery – Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS

Lung cancer patients can help speed up their own recovery through safe and individualized exercise. Paul Ricard, a physical therapist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses tips and techniques for patients to incorporate physical activity and breathing exercises before and after surgery.

3. Pain Control: Don’t Just Grin and Bear It – Darin Correll, MD

Pain control is an important element of a lung cancer patient’s recovery from surgery. Dr. Darin Correll, an anesthesiologist and director of the Postoperative Pain Management Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains that postoperative pain control is necessary to maintain a patient’s comfort and allows for a better recovery.

4. Things to Know About Therapy – J. Paul Marcoux, II, MD

There have been many advancements in both our understanding of the genetic basis of lung cancer and treatment options. Dr. J. Paul Marcoux, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and director of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, explains what patients can expect from various aggressive treatments.

5. Treatment’s Over…So Now What? – Kenneth B. Miller, MD

Cancer patients often face challenges as they transition from treatment to being a cancer survivor. Dr. Ken Miller of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute talks with Bernard Bandman, PhD, about what to expect and how to cope with concerns.

6. Care Plans: Roadmap to Your Future (Health) – Rich Boyajian, RN, MS, NP

Cancer survivors can experience short- and long-term health challenges as a result of their treatment. Rich Boyajian, a leukemia survivor and nurse practitioner at Dana-Farber, explains the importance of a treatment summary and aftercare plan to help survivors and their doctors be better prepared.

7. The Fear Factor: What if IT Comes Back? – Amy Grose, MSW, LICSW

Living with the fear that cancer will return is common for both cancer survivors and their loved ones. Amy Grose, a social worker at Dana-Farber, discusses how to deal with fear of recurrence.

8. Take Control and Quit Smoking – Mary Cooley, PhD RN

Kicking the habit may be especially important for cancer survivors, according to Dana-Farber’s Mary Cooley, Ph.D., CRNP. Tips to help quit smoking:

9. I Made It! Why Aren’t I Happy? – Karen Fasciano, PsyD

Feeling sad, lonely, or irritable after cancer treatment is common, but these feelings can become a problem if they interfere with daily life, says Karen Fasciano, a psychologist at Dana-Farber.

10. Supporting Lung Cancer Patients – Allison DiBiaso, LICSW

A lung cancer diagnosis often stirs up a range of emotions in patients. Allison DiBiaso, a social worker at Dana-Farber, discusses how support systems are important to help patients transition from diagnosis to treatment to recovery, and how to adjust through the process.