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Lung Cancer Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Ackerman Cancer Center

November 24, 2020

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we have covered a lot of lung cancer topics. Everything from raising awareness of the stigma associated with lung cancer to breathing exercises and lowering your stress. We want to make sure people with lung cancer, and their caregivers have the resources they need. 

A cancer diagnosis can raise a wide range of challenges, concerns, and emotions that can cause additional stress to patients and their loved ones. Fortunately, there are resources to assist you. Resources and support programs can provide emotional support, general information, and assistance with barriers to care.

At Ackerman Cancer Center, we offer a Living with Lung Cancer Support Group. The support group is open to lung cancer patients and their caregivers in Northeast Florida. At this time, we are hosting the group virtually. If you are interested in attending, please email socialwork@ackermancancer.com.

Below is a list of national resources offering information and support for anyone living with lung cancer. For help finding local resources in your community, reach out to your medical care team or to the American Lung Association:

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872
www.lungusa.org
The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. Thanks to its donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, it is America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy.

Free ME from Lung Cancer
207-215-9035
www.freemefromlungcancer.org
Free ME from Lung Cancer is a nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to raising money for lung cancer research, education, advocacy, and community support. We are committed to making lung cancer a national priority.

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
800‑298‑2436
www.go2foundation.org
Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at-risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. We work to change the reality of living with lung cancer by ending stigma, increasing public and private research funding, and ensuring access to care.

Lung Cancer Action Network
www.lungcan.org
The Lung Cancer Action Network is a collaborative group of lung cancer advocacy organizations that have raised public awareness about the realities of lung cancer. We intend to increase funding for detecting, treating, and curing the disease.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation
212‑588‑1580
lungcancerresearchfoundation.org
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer.

LungCancer.org
800‑813‑4673
www.lungcancer.org
A service of CancerCare, a nonprofit organization providing free, professional support, including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications to anyone coping with lung cancer

LUNGevity Foundation
844-360-5864
www.lungevity.org
CancerCare has partnered with LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, to provide the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Helpline

Lung Cancer Foundation of America
323-741-4713
https://lcfamerica.org/
LCFA’s mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science. While raising funds to support lung cancer research, LCFA will raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials.

Lung Cancer Circle of Hope
http://www.lungcancercircleofhope.org/
Lung Cancer Circle of Hope is committed to educating the public and members of the medical community about lung cancer; advocating on behalf of lung cancer patients, their families, and others at risk, influencing public policy decisions relating to lung cancer and promoting increased funding for lung cancer research.

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