Cancer Support Services

CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Lung Cancer
"I'm angry that people are blaming me."
"My prognosis isn't good - how can I have hope?"
"What can I do to cope with fatigue?"
These are just some of the hard questions faced by people with lung cancer and their loved ones. We know because we've been helping people like you for more than 60 years. We understand what you're going through and our staff of professional oncology social workers can help you. In addition to the services outlined below, you may also visit for additional information and resources. Here is an overview of the services we offer:

CancerCare Counseling®
You can speak with one of our professional oncology social workers about your individual concerns. We offer individual counseling both face-to-face and on the phone. We also offer many different types of patient and caregiver support groups (face-to-face, online and telephone).

CancerCare Connect®
We’ve developed expert-led educational programs and publications on a variety of cancer-related topics. Take advantage of our free educational programs that include:

Telephone Education Workshop Podcasts
Podcasts are previously recorded (TEWs) available for replay through your computer. Lung Cancer-related podcasts you may find helpful are:

Progress in the Treatment of Lung Cancer: Report from the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Caring for Your Bones When You Have Lung Cancer
Living Each Day With Lung Cancer
Medical Update on Lung Cancer from the 2007 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
CancerCare offers many additional Telephone Education Workshop podcasts that address medical, emotional and practical concerns.

CancerCare Connect® Booklets
Lung Cancer Treatment Update
Caring for Your Bones When You Have Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer: Your Guide to the Latest Research and Treatments (Highlights from ASCO 2008)
CancerCare also offers many additional Connect booklets that address topics such as coping with cancer, managing side effects and current research.

CancerCare Inform®
Fact sheets can give you quick tips and a CancerCare social worker can help you find resources and develop strategies for finding assistance.

CancerCare Assist®
Solving financial problems can be challenging, but CancerCare's Financial Assistance Program can help with some types of costs you might have.

Seeking Medical Information?
We encourage people with cancer and their loved ones to visit, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Health care professionals and patients may access the latest treatment information for lung cancer from the National Cancer Institute(NCI). NCI also provides an online dictionary of cancer terms.

Want to Help?
We’re able to give these free, high-quality services to people with lung cancer only with support from generous individuals, foundations and corporations. Make a secure, tax-deductible contribution now.

Additional Resources
It's important to know all available resources when facing a cancer diagnosis. Please consult our Helping Hand Resource Guide for additional information and support.

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