When you are diagnosed with lung cancer, you need all of the support you can get. Learn how to emotionally and physically care for yourself while connecting with others to help you through this difficult time.
Talk to a Lung Cancer Expert
Talk to our healthcare professionals at the American Lung Association Lung Cancer HelpLine. Our service is free and available as often as you need. We are here to help you.
Find Support Groups
Being able to speak freely within a trusted and supporting group can positively impact your health. Find the type of support group that is right for you.
Online Support Community
The American Lung Association has a free online lung cancer community on Inspire.com called Lung Cancer Survivors for individuals who are living with lung diseases and their caregivers. Individuals register to join the community. Members can choose their level of participation and engagement. This online lung cancer forum is a place for members to discuss how lung disease is affecting them and share their life experience with their peers.
Get a Mentor Angel or Become a Mentor Angel
We've partnered with Imerman Angels to match mentors, also known as Mentor Angels, with those facing lung cancer. You can sign up to seek support from someone who has been in your shoes OR you can sign up to become a mentor and offer support to another person facing lung cancer. Visit Lung.org/cancer-mentor to learn more and sign up.
Better Breathers Clubs
Learn ways to cope with lung disease and provide support from others who share in your struggles. Better Breathers Club meetings are in-person support groups that give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.
Better Breathers Club Network
Join the Better Breathers Network, which is a nationwide, online patient support program providing direct access to education, support and connection to others also living with chronic lung disease.
Other Lung Cancer Support Groups Near You
Ask your healthcare team about any other lung cancer support groups in your area. Often patients receiving treatment at the same facility will start a lung cancer support group. Check out your local resources!
Lung Cancer Patient Meetup Summary
Page last updated: August 30, 2021