SOURCE: Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program

May 06, 2008 06:00 ET

Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program Launches Expanded, Redesigned Internet Site

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - The Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program (CAP Lung Cancer) proudly announces the launch of the CAP Lung Cancer Internet site redesign. CAP Lung Cancer is pleased to offer the community this state-of-the-art resource. The redesigned site is more user-friendly, and introduces many new features and enhancements of existing tools and activities.

"Facing a diagnosis of lung cancer can be one of the most challenging experiences a family goes through. Providing easy access to information and resources commonly needed by lung cancer patients and their loved ones is our goal at CAP Lung Cancer," said Cindy Langhorne, Lung Cancer Program Director.

"With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook" is the primary informational resource that underpins the LungCancerCAP.org site. This one-of-a-kind book covers the full spectrum of challenging topics faced by people living with lung cancer. The book is available free of charge electronically for patients and their loved ones.

Lung Cancer "Ask-A-Doc" is a new feature on LungCancerCAP.org. Site users submit general questions about living with lung cancer; each week new questions and answers are posted, and are answered by Dr. Tina M. St. John, Executive Director and Medical Director of CAP Lung Cancer and guests with lung cancer expertise.

A patient assistance resource guide has been added providing information for those who are underinsured on obtaining state-of-the-art medical treatment. CAP Lung Cancer E-News has been upgraded to allow users to subscribe for weekly e-delivery of the news straight to their inbox. Also included on LungCancerCAP.org are a professional and community calendar of events, a lung cancer fact and resource center, clinical trial information, memorials and tributes, and much more.

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and women of all ethnicities, resulting in more deaths each year than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. Each day nearly 500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with lung cancer; tragically, 450 Americans die of the disease every day.

About Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program

The Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program is a national nonprofit organization devoted to increasing the wellness and longevity of people affected by lung cancer through information, awareness, and interpersonal support. Founded in 2001, the organization is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.

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