Dr. Ross Camidge is an international expert in Lung Cancer. Dr. Camidge speaks with Robin Martinez and Joyce Graff about his research, and what people need to know about lung cancer.
His research covers the causes and potential treatments for lung cancer.
"If you were suddenly diagnosed tomorrow with diabetes, at no point would you say, 'Well, I've got to sell my house and put my affairs in order.' You just go, 'Well, it's a pain in the butt, but I'll figure out a way of managing it.'
"And it's that mindset that we're heading toward at least for some achievable goals within lung cancer."
-- David Ross Camidge, MD, PhD
He also recommends using palliative care as a partner in patient care, not as an alternative to clinical care. In addition to drugs to treat lung cancer, helping the patient and family manage pain and stress is a great benefit toward overall well-being