"Healthy Lungs, Healthier Life"

Support Programs


TELEPHONE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center
  • American Lung Association
    The Lung HelpLine is a toll-free resource for patients and their caregivers to speak to a medical professional about lung health questions.
  • CancerCare
    Individual and group telephone counseling by oncology social workers for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.
  • Cancer Support Community
    Open to Options™ – speak with a trained specialist to help brainstorm a list of personalized questions related to the patient’s situation, understanding of the disease and treatment options, as well as goals for treatment.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
    Information and referral service answered by trained health professionals.
ONLINE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
  • American Lung Association
    The Lung Connection is an online community for individuals who are living with lung disease as well as their families and caregivers.
  • The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
  • CancerCare
    Online support groups are led by oncology social workers. Members must go through a registration process. After completing the registration process members can participate 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Cancer Support Community
    Meet online in a text-based chat room for 90 minutes each week, facilitated by professionals. Groups available for people with cancer, caregivers and those dealing with bereavement.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
    • Lung Love Link is an online community sponsored by the Lung Cancer Alliance linking you to resources and support in the lung cancer community.
  • LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Support Community (LCSC)
    The 1st online support community for people affected by lung cancer and we have over 400,900 postings and over 10,515 registered members.
PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS (Patients & Caregivers)
  • American Lung Association
    American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs is a community-based patient and caregiver support program for people with lung disease and their loved ones.
  • The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
    We connect patients-to-patients through our monthly Living Room Series support group.
  • Cancer Support Community
    Discussion groups are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cover a variety of topics. Receive advice, support and offer tips to other people going through similar cancer experiences.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
    Phone Buddy Program provides peer-to-peer support for people with lung cancer and their caregivers by telephone.


    • Lung Love Link
      This online community sponsored by the Lung Cancer Alliance will link participants to resources and support in the lung cancer community.

FACE-TO-FACE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
  • CancerCare
    Led by CancerCare oncology social workers at offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Cancer Support Community
    Led by professionals at Gilda’s Club, Wellness Community and Cancer Support Community sites throughout the United States.
DIAL-IN / WEBINAR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Education Programs


Please visit individual member websites for program content and schedules.


IN-PERSON EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Original Publications


Many LungCAN member organizations offer booklets, brochures and newsletters. Some are available online.


Financial Assistance


The following organizations help patients and their families manage the costs of lung cancer – from medical bills and co-payments to transportation, treatment, home health care and much more: