Patient Advocacy and Support Groups

Lung cancer patients and their families are often in need of support, education and advocacy programs. Below please fund a comprehensive listing of patient groups that may be able to help.

American Association for Cancer Research Survivor  Patient Advocacy Program
Clear and accurate information about research findings, support and advocacy groups, clinical trials, and biomedical terminology.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Information and support to cancer patients and their caregivers through cancer-related Internet mailing lists and web-based resources; promotes improved communications between patients and health care professionals through advocacy in a variety of public forums, including the media and professional journals.

Dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families find the information they need, including listings of clinical trials sortable by cancer type, phase and location of study.

Cancer and Careers
A resource for working women with cancer and their employers, co-workers and caregivers.

Provides professional support services—including counseling, education financial assistance, and practical help—free to people with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones, bereaved family members, and health care professionals.

The Cancer Support Community
Offers a free cancer support helpline, online support groups, webinars, the My Cancer Manager free mobile app,  an online place to build your own website, and local support communities in 41 locations nationwide.

Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program
Provides comprehensive education for people living with lung cancer and their families to ensure the best possible treatment choices and supportive care. Download their book,
Lung Cancer Choices, for free on their website.

Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)
An expert-mediated website featuring cancer-specific information ranging from current best practices to emerging therapies to controversial areas of oncology practice. Users can ask questions, add comments, raise objections, and suggest additional topics. GRACE is a partner of LUNGevity; you can also go directly to the Ask the Experts section of our website for GRACE information.
A program of CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by lung cancer. The free services are provided by trained oncology social workers and include counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical help.

Lung Cancer Alliance
Education, support and advocacy programs for lung cancer patients, survivors, their loved ones, and those at risk for the disease.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
A 30-day national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues by organizing rallies, distributing educational materials, holding fundraising events, contacting Congress, and speaking to the media.

Lung Cancer Online
A comprehensive, annotated directory to Internet information and resources for people with lung cancer and their families.

Lung Cancer Support Community
LUNGevity’s online support service offers connections to other patients, loved ones, and experts affected by and involved with lung cancer.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Basic information about treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening and testing, clinical trials, statistics, and research. The NCI is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

Information portal featuring medical information and educational resources for physicians.

Prevent Cancer Foundation
Focused on the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education, with a focus on those cancers—including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral, and testicular—that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.