Help for Lung Cancer Patients and Their Families
A lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and dealing with the disease is very difficult for the patient, family, friends, and the medical team. Thousands of others have dealt with lung cancer and many sources of assistance are available. Here are places to find help:
Resources for Lung Cancer Patients
Lung Cancer Organizations
- GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
PO Box 65860
Washington, DC 20035
Lung Cancer HelpLine: 1-800-298-2436 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time) or firstname.lastname@example.org
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer serves and listens to those living with and at risk for lung cancer to reduce stigma, improve quality of life and increase survival.
We empower our community by helping people navigate the paths of early detection, diagnosis and treatment. Insights allow us to improve care, amplify awareness, drive advocacy and lead research with the vision of tripling the number of survivors in the next decade.
P.O. Box 754
Chicago, IL 60690
Lung Cancer HELPLine: 1-844-360-5864
LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support.
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of all people diagnosed with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.
- Lung Cancer Research Foundation
155 East 55th Street, Suite 6E
New York, NY 10022
Lung Cancer Support Line: 1-844-835-4325
The mission of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
Organizations Providing General Cancer Information
- American Cancer Society (ACS) National Office
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
The American Cancer Society has many national and local programs to help cancer patients with travel, lodging, and emotional support. They also offer a 24-hour support line for both English- and Spanish-speaking cancer patients.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, MD 20892
A division of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI has an enormous website, numerous statements, booklets, and books about cancer treatment and care, and a hotline to help cancer patients with a variety of issues such as physician referrals. To learn of the newest treatments available, call (800) 4-CANCER and ask for the PDQ (Physicians Data Query) summary for small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These free statements explain the disease, state-of-the-art treatments, and ongoing clinical trials. There are two versions available: one for patients that uses simple language and contains no statistics and one for professionals that is technical, thorough, and includes citations to the scientific literature.
Lung Cancer Internet Support Groups
Internet support groups are free to email discussions on specific topics of interest. Each subscriber receives a copy of an email sent by any member of the group. Some active groups generate dozens of messages a day. Email discussion groups are an excellent way to connect with people in similar circumstances. Several internet support groups discuss issues related to lung cancer.
- American Cancer Society's Cancer Survivors Network
Cancer Survivors Network is a vibrant community established by people just like you whose lives have been touched by cancer. They hope you'll find strength and inspiration from personal stories, discussions, and expressions of caring.
The ACS program hosts dozens of cancer-related discussion groups including Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, SCLC, NSCLC, Caregivers, Emotional Support, and more. Visit csn.cancer.org to get started.
Additional Cancer Resources Online
- Clinical Trials
A consumer-friendly database sponsored by the National Institutes of Health provides information on more than 4,000 federal and private medical studies involving patients at more than 47,000 locations nationwide.
Lung Cancer Info at Oncolink
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by University of Pennsylvania cancer specialists to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals, and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. It contains general information, symptom management, psychosocial support and personal experiences, overviews of different types of cancer, answers to frequently asked questions, treatment options, and current news.
The National Library of Medicine's free search service provides access to the 9 million citations in MEDLINE (with links to participating online journals), and other related databases. Also includes FAQs, news, and clinical alerts.