A diagnosis of lung cancer is accompanied by a high level of distress and anxiety for the patient. The plethora of treatments available and how they are taken can contribute to the patient becoming overwhelmed. Providing robust care, support and advice to patients, friends and families, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond, is paramount.

We have developed this module to provide useful tools and resources to help you support your lung cancer patients throughout their journey.

Please see our disclaimer regarding module content.


This e-learning module will take 90–120 minutes. Optional pre-reading, available in the ‘resources’ section of this page, will take approximately 30–60 minutes. Saving where you left off, you can dip in and out of the module whenever you have the time. You are encouraged to make notes or take screenshots during the module to reinforce your learning.


This module is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). The RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner. You will receive a certificate via email for your one hour of learning upon completion.

Nurses play a key role in the provision of care to patients who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, supporting them through the confusion and distress associated with this serious condition.

This CPD module has been developed to provide education and resources to help nurses provide the appropriate care and support to lung cancer patients, their friends and their families.