This podcast was originally published by Cancer Support Community on November 17, 2015, here.
“Being empowered is choosing to adopt actions, behaviors, and attitudes that can help you regain a sense of control over your treatment and life with cancer,” excerpt from Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer. Part of being empowered means learning all you can about your specific type of cancer—what it is, how it affects your body, how it’s treated and what you can expect during diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
This resource was originally published by Cancer Care.org here.
CancerCare has partnered with LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization to provide the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Helpline: 844-360-LUNG (5864).
Find resources and support to manage your financial concerns. Limited assistance from CancerCare® is available to eligible families for cancer-related costs.
Connect with others in our free support groups led by oncology social workers.
- Lung Cancer Patient Support Group (Long Island)
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Connect Education Workshops
Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in one-hour workshops. Podcasts are also available.
- Progress in the Treatment of Lung Cancer, Nov 5, 2019
- For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer During the Holidays, Nov 19, 2019
- Preventing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting, Oct 28, 2019
- Care for Your Bones During & After Cancer Treatment: Tips to Improve Bone Health, Nov 18, 2019
- Highlights from the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Caring for Every Patient, Learning from Every Patient
- For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer
- What’s New in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
- Participating in Decisions about Your Care
- New Trends in Cancer Survivorship
- For Caregivers: Care Coordination for Your Loved One Living with Cancer and Other Health Problems
- Managing Your Costs of Recovery
- Balancing Your Needs and Your Role as a Caregiver
- Is It My Cancer or Am I Getting Older?
- The Bereaved Caregiver in the Workplace
- Stress Management Tips for Survivors
- The Challenge of Creating Supportive Work Environments for Employees with Cancer and Their Caregivers
Read or order our free Connect booklets and fact sheets offering easy-to-read information about the latest cancer treatments, managing side effects and coping with cancer.
- Treatment Update: Lung CancerNEW!
- After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer
- Coping With Lung Cancer
- Improving the Quality of Life for Lung Cancer Patients
- Coping With Cancer: Tools to Help You Live
- Caregiving for Your Loved One With CancerNEW!
- Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer
- Communicating With Your Health Care Team
- Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects
Every month, featured experts answer your questions about coping with cancer. View all questions and answers.
My 68-year-old husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004, had radiation and chemo, and is currently in remission. Since ending his treatment, his personality has changed drastically and he directs his anger towards me. Can chemo affect a person mentally?
My husband has just been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer with small tumors in his liver. He starts chemo next week with 4 hours, day 1 and 2 hours, day 2 and 3. He repeats this every 18 days for six sessions. Is this the normal treatment for small cell lung cancer? Where would I look to find information on clinical trials?
How can I breathe with a lung after the pneumonectomy? Is there anything I should be doing?
My sister has stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer as well as tumors in her liver. Are there two different chemotherapy treatments for both the lung and the liver or are they treated with the same drugs?
My best friend’s husband has just started chemo for lung cancer but refuses to quit smoking. This is driving a huge wedge between the two of them. Does smoking impact the effectiveness of the chemo?
Magnolia Meals at Home
A meal delivery program that helps patients by providing nourishing meals to households affected by cancer. Is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and New Haven, CT (as well areas in New York, New Hampshire and Boston, MA). For more information please visit magnoliamealsathome.com or contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 800-813-4673, ext. 6809.
Stories of Help and Hope
Read inspiring personal accounts from people affected by cancer and the ways they’ve found to cope.
- Suzanne W., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Nila W., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Cynthia B., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Phyllis D., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Cari D., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Arlene C., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Allen M., Diagnosed with lung cancer
- Valarie K., Caring for her mother with non-small cell lung cancer