Social Work: A Closer Look

2019-03-14T19:07:15+00:00March 14th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Miranda Goff, LICSW, Support Services Manager March is National Social Work Month! Here at Lung Cancer Alliance, we have two dedicated social workers on our Support Services team who put the needs of those touched by lung cancer first, day after day. We sat down with our Support Services Manager, Miranda Goff, LICSW, to take a deeper dive into the field. Tell us a bit about yourself. I received both my undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in Social Work [...]

Traveling with Cancer

2019-01-31T18:12:43+00:00January 31st, 2019|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

By Elizabeth De Jong, lung cancer survivor My parents had an (at the time) unconventional commuting marriage for most of my childhood. Weekends were spent in cars visiting the parent that wasn’t living with us at the moment. These trips sparked a wanderlust in me at a young age. My husband and I collect experiences the way that others collect antiques or action figures. So, when I was diagnosed with lung cancer in September of 2016, our goal was to [...]

What Type of Volunteer Are You?

2018-05-04T15:25:01+00:00May 4th, 2018|Hot Topics|

It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to getting involved in the fight against lung cancer. Below are the four most popular types of volunteers we see and opportunities that apply to each. What kind are you? The Newbie There is never a bad time to join the fight against lung cancer. Start today with these easy actions. Join the movement - Sign up for our Weekly Breather newsletter featuring the latest news, treatment approvals, research breakthroughs, events, resources [...]

How to Ask for Help

2018-03-21T20:08:51+00:00January 25th, 2018|Hot Topics|

A lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelmingly emotional and complicated. To provide support during this confusing period, Lung Cancer Alliance started a national HelpLine dedicated exclusively to lung cancer. Caring, trained support professionals answer calls to help patients, caregivers and loved ones understand their lung cancer diagnosis, available treatment options and quality of life issues to better prepare them to work with their healthcare team. Ask Us Anything We understand that it can be hard to start the conversation, so [...]