Click the links below for patient and caregiver resources.
The Free to Breathe Support Line provides education, connections to resources and opportunities for meaningful engagement to help patients and caregivers better face the challenges of lung cancer. Free to Breathe is committed to building and empowering the lung cancer community. We are available Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm CDT, toll free:1-844-835-4325. Learn about the support line >
In collaboration with Cancer Hope Network, Free to Breathe offers lung cancer patients and caregivers the opportunity to be matched with a trained volunteer cancer survivor or caregiver who has been through a similar experience.
Through this matching service, you also have the opportunity to talk with someone who’s been through a clinical trial. If you’re considering a clinical trial, get matched with an individual who understands through the Talking About Clinical Trials (TACT) program. Just indicate your interest on the form below. After you complete the form, a Patient Services Coordinator will connect with you in the next week to discuss your unique situation so they may find the best possible match for you. Once a match has been found, the support volunteer cancer survivor will call you within 48 hours.
To start the process to be matched, complete the form at the link below and a Cancer Hope Network Patient Services Coordinator will contact you to ask a few simple questions and connect you with a trained volunteer cancer survivor. Start the matching process >
Cancer Hope Network matches someone going through a diagnosis and/or their caregivers with a trained volunteer cancer survivor who had a similar cancer experience. more >
This organization provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Lung cancer support groups are available in person, online, and by telephone. Trained oncology social workers answer every call, providing counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical help. more >
This organization, created through a merger of Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community, provides professional programs for emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at no charge. General cancer support groups are available at Cancer Support Community centers around the country, and some centers also have specific support groups for lung cancer patients. more >
Lung Cancer Alliance provides a patient help line, as well as a phone buddy program that matches lung cancer patients with lung cancer survivors. more >
Free online forum to talk with other lung cancer survivors. more >
Through this organization’s navigation services, you can receive assistance with financial, employment and insurance concerns, counseling referrals, cancer diagnosis and treatment concerns, and information and financial assistance related to fertility preservation. more >
Imerman Angels offers one-on-one cancer support, connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers to each other to give encouragement and support. more >
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) provides information about cancer treatments in easy-to-understand language. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their doctors about the best treatment options for their disease. NCCN Guidelines for Patients® do not replace the expertise and clinical judgment of a doctor. more >
EmergingMed has clinical trial specialists that can help you quickly find clinical trials who match your specific diagnosis, stage and treatment history. more >
Are you considering a clinical trial but want to understand what it’s like from someone who gets it? Through a unique collaboration with Cancer Hope Network’s Talking about Clinical Trials (TACT) program, Free to Breathe offers the opportunity to be matched with someone who has been through a clinical trial and can share about their experience. more >
If you smoke and would like to quit, Smokefree.gov offers web resources, instant messaging and a quit line staffed by counselors to support you in your efforts. more >
Becomeanex.org helps you develop a 3-step plan to quit smoking, and offers an online community to support you. Ask your doctor if there are any local or in-person resources to help you quit smoking. more >
Talk with your health care team about local smoking cessation resources and support groups that may be available to you.
Lung Cancer Alliance’s Grief and Understanding in Death and End-of-lie Support (GUIDES) program is a peer-to-peer program for caregivers whose loved ones is at the end of life or has died. more >
This organization addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It has a Family Care Navigator that helps caregivers locate support and services by state. more >
This organization provides education, peer support and resources to family caregivers. more >
This website, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, provides expert information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions. more >
This website, sponsored by the federal government, describes lung cancer, its causes and treatments. The site also provides information on clinical trials and research related to lung cancer as well as a glossary of cancer terms. more >
The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (of which Free to Breathe is a member) promotes global understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the right of patients to effective early detection, better treatment and supportive care. We are committed to improving disease outcomes for all. more >
The Lung Cancer Action Network (LungCAN®) is a collaborative group of lung cancer advocacy organizations, including Free to Breathe, that have come together to raise public awareness about the realities of lung cancer. LungCAN's intention is to increase funding for detecting, treating and curing the disease. more >
This site explains molecular profiling and tells the stories of several lung cancer patients who've had experiences with molecular testing. more >
View our complete list of financial resources. more >
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