Forty percent of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have stage IV disease. Treatment goals are to prolong survival and control disease-related symptoms. Treatment options include cytotoxic chemotherapy and targeted agents. Factors influencing treatment selection include comorbidity, performance status (PS), histology, and molecular genetic features of the cancer. Radiation therapy and surgery are generally used in selective cases for symptom palliation.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This government agency was created to focus attention, programs, and funding
on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse
disorders. This link will take you to their web site.