Dr. St. John, whose husband passed away from lung cancer at a young age, created the Lung Cancer Guidebook to help families learn about and cope with the scary diagnosis. St. John says: "Having an understanding of living with lung cancer from the perspective of both a medical professional and the loved one of someone with the disease, I sought to create a comprehensive book to help others facing the same challenges our family faced."
The Lung Cancer Guidebook features Nucleus Medical Media illustrations to help patients and families fully understand their diagnoses, the way the body works, and how lung cancer originates and spreads.
“I turned to Nucleus Medical Media to address the need for lung cancer-specific images and illustrations. In every instance, the image or illustration I requested complemented the text perfectly, bringing the words to life,” says St. John.
Nucleus Medical Media’s mission is to help spread health literacy through quality, easy-to-understand medical illustrations and animations. This involves making their educational content available through YouTube and other free mediums to not-for-profit projects that share this mission. A testimonial from St. John illustrates how the use of medical illustrations helps patients understand their diagnosis, but also helps nurses and healthcare providers in their daily practice:
"Danielle R.* is a community outreach nurse who cares for a number of lung cancer patients. She made contact with a request to get a number of copies of 'With Every Breath: A Lung Cancer Guidebook' for her patients and their families. 'Many of my families don’t have computers in their homes, and your book has so much information they can use every day.'"
For more information about patient education illustrations and animations from Nucleus Medical Media, contact Kim Carbonara at kcarbonara(at)nucleusinc(dot)com or call (800) 333-0753.
About Nucleus Medical Media
Founded in 1997, Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations, medical animations, and interactive multimedia for the publishing, legal, healthcare, entertainment, pharmaceutical, medical device, and academic markets. Nucleus’s clients and partners include WebMD, McGraw-Hill, Dr. Oz, EBSCO Publishing, and thousands of other businesses in new and traditional media. Nucleus employs the world’s largest team of graduate-degreed medical illustrators, and has a Medical Review Board with more than 125 physicians and nurses. For more information, click here to visit our website.
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Carolyn Lyden, Nucleus Medical Media, http://www.nucleushealth.com, +1 (800) 333-0753, [email protected]