This list of resources and support programs offers information and support for anyone living with lung cancer. It is designed to provide you with general information about a variety of community services that can be helpful to you and those you care about during the course of your treatment.
This list is provided by the Living with Cancer Resource Program of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please call (410) 614-1308 for more information about this program and upcoming events.
Watch the Living with Lung Cancer Seminar and Panel Discussion from Johns Hopkins
Watch "Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for Me? A Discussion About Individualized Risk, Screening and Prevention"
Watch "Living With Lung Cancer: New Discoveries and Approaches"
American Cancer Society
This is the Resource Center of the American Cancer Society for Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
- "Road to Recovery" provides transportation assistance for medically needy patients to and from treatment
- Medication program provides limited financial assistance for pain and nausea medications
- Hope Lodge is a "home away from home,” located in Baltimore City, for patients and families needing local accommodation during the course of cancer treatment
- •Look Good & Feel Better" is a program designed to help women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment (offered at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building and Green Spring Station throughout the year. Contact: Cheryl Fleming at: 410-955-6549 for details)
American Lung Association
This national, nonprofit organization is dedicated to conquering lung disease and promoting lung health.
Services include: Cancer information
Cancer Care, Inc.
This national organization offers a variety programs to patients and their families.
A very informative publication, available online, is A Helping Hand the Resource Guide for People with Cancer, which highlights national and regional programs and organizations serving those with cancer.
- Web site with resource and cancer information
- Support groups (including those linked by telephone and Internet) for those diagnosed with specific types of cancer
- Educational programs and workshops
- Teleconferences with educational presentations by health care professionals for patients and families
National Lung Cancer Partnership
The National Lung Cancer Partnership is the only lung cancer advocacy organization founded by doctors and researchers working together with survivors and advocates to class="MsoHyperlink"double lung cancer survival by 2022 by funding crucial research, helping patients understand treatment options and promoting innovative therapies. The Partnership provides a variety of free materials are available to help patients and their families better understand lung cancer, learn about treatments and clinical trials, and connect with others impacted by the disease, including:
- Living With a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer, a recently revised booklet, available in English and Spanish, for newly diagnosed patients.
- Print & e-newsletters, including the Lung Cancer Voice, report the latest news about lung cancer research and treatments to educate the public, patients and health care professionals.
- Inspirational stories, including real-life stories of patients with lung cancer and families affected by the disease, on our website.
- Other online patient resources, including Understanding Early Stage Treatment Options and a Clinical Trials Matching Service.
- Free to Breathe, our nationwide events series creating a community of hope for everyone affected by lung cancer,
Advocacy opportunities, helping survivors and their loved ones raise awareness of this disease
The Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance is a national, nonprofit organization providing advocacy and support exclusive to lung cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers, and those at risk for the disease.
Support programs include:
- Lung Cancer Hotline
- Toll-free information and referral service
- Phone Buddies Program, a peer-to-peer support network
- Online support community
- Clinical trials matching service
- Specialized lung cancer information and educational materials
LUNGevity Foundation is the largest private funder of lung cancer research with a world renowned scientific board, the largest lung cancer grassroots network and the largest online lung cancer support network offering 24 hr peer-to-peer support, Ask the Experts, buddy program and advocacy program. The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer.
Support programs Include:
- Ask the Experts
- One-on-one support
- Online lung cancer caregiver center
- Annual national HOPE Summit
- Provide the opportunity and platform to raise awareness and help make lung cancer a national priority with the LUNGevity Link Up advocacy training program.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service
Provides free publications about a variety of topics related to cancer, its treatment, and managing side effects. Recommended publications include:
- What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer
- Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
- Facing Forward: A Guide for Cancer Survivors
- Smoking Facts and Tips for Quitting
- Questions and Answers about Pain Control: A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families
- Eating Hints for Cancer Patients
- Advanced Cancer: Living Each Day
The Wellness Community
Provides a variety of free programs to patients and their families living with cancer, including support groups and educational sessions. There are Wellness Community locations in other cities including: Paoli, PA; Philadelphia, PA; New Town, PA; Perrysburg, OH; Knoxville, TN; Oak Ridge, TN: Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; and Las Vegas, NV.
Services include: Contact the location closest you for a program calendar
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service