About EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer

About EGFR-Mutated Lung Cancer

Learn more about EGFR mutation, the most common type of gene mutation in lung cancer

EGFR-Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For patients who are diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, it is important to talk with your doctor about the type of lung cancer you have and if EGFR mutation testing is recommended for you. If your doctor recommends one of the EGFR TKIs, it is important to discuss the treatment risks and benefits, as well as the expected outcome.

 

Sample questions to ask your doctor:

 

- What type of lung cancer do I have?

What stage is my lung cancer, and has it spread to other parts of my body?

What are my treatment options?

Which treatment am I recommend? Why?

Will my tumour be tested for an EGFR mutation? If not, why?

What should be done if my tumour is EGFR mutation-positive?

What should be done if my tumour is EGFR mutation-negative?

If an EGFR TKI is recommended, what are the benefits and risks/side effects of this treatment?

How can I get help to manage any side effects?

When can I start my treatment, and how long will it last?