Obtaining support is a proactive step you can take in your cancer journey. Here are some ideas to find the help you need.
If you appreciate the convenience of support from survivors and caregivers, LCA offers several options to connect:
- Phone Buddy Program: Peer-to-peer program linking lung cancer survivors.
- GUIDES Program: Peer-to-peer program for caregivers whose loved one is at the end of life or has died.
- Support Group Network: Find your local support group through our network.
If possible, find a professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, counselor, therapist) who understands the emotional side of cancer. Here are some options for professional counseling support:
- Ask your cancer center if they have orofessional counseling recommendations.
- The American Society of Psychosocial Oncology (APOS). Psychosocial oncology is concerned with the social, psychological, emotional, and spiritual side of cancer. Contact APOS’s Helpline at 1-866-276-7443 to find counseling available in your area.
- CancerCare© offers telephone counseling by trained oncology social workers. Visit www.cancercare.org or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
- Cancer Support Community offers telephone counseling by trained oncology social workers. Visit www.cancersupportcommunity.com or call their Helpline at 1-888-793-9355.
- Cancer Information and Counseling Line is available through the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Visit their website or call 1-800-525-3777.