Lung cancer patients and their families are often in need of support, education and advocacy programs. Below please find a comprehensive listing of patient groups who 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
Cancer.net, formerly People Living With Cancer (PLWC), 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
Information and support to cancer patients and their caregivers through cancer-related Internet mailing lists and Web-based resources; promotes improved communication 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, their employers, co-workers and caregivers.
CancerCare provides professional support services-including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help-free to people with cancer, their loved ones, bereaved family members, and health care professionals.
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.
The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional and social support as a supplement to medical care.
GRACE is an expert-mediated site featuring cancer-specific information, ranging from current best practices to emerging therapies to controversial areas of oncology practice. Importantly, registered users can add questions, comments, objections, and raise additional questions to suggest the topics that would be most helpful for you.
The Healing Project
An online resource with companion books by disease state, including lung cancer, for individuals suffering from life-threatening illnesses and chronic diseases and their caregivers; provides unique avenues for sharing their perspectives and stories while providing access to current information pertaining to their illnesses.
Know Cancer is dedicated to connecting, educating and empowering all people affected by the many forms of cancer.
Lungcancer.org is a program of CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by lung cancer. 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 material, holding fund-raising 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 Foundation'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.
Resources from OncologySTAT
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.
The Wellness Community
Provides free emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer through 21 communities nationwide, 5 in development, 2 international locations in Tel Aviv and Tokyo, and The Virtual Wellness Community online.