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Lung Cancer Support Line

Lung Cancer Research Foundation
(844) 835-4325 toll free

Our Lung Cancer 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 CT, toll free: (844) 835-4325. Learn about the support line >

Get Matched with a Lung Cancer Survivor or Caregiver

Talk with someone who understands. Get matched with a cancer survivor or caregiver

In collaboration with Cancer Hope Network, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation 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.

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 >

Individual Support & Support Groups

Cancer Hope Network
(877) 467-3638

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 >

(800) 813-4673

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 >

Cancer Support Community
(888) 793-9355

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
(800) 298-2436

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 >

(855) 220-7777

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
(877) 274-5529

Imerman Angels offers one-on-one cancer support, connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers to each other to give encouragement and support. more >

Other Patient Support Services

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Care Plans/Survivorship Resources

Fertility Resources

LGBTQ Resources

Young Adult Resources

Parenting with Cancer Resources

Treatment Resources

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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 >

Smoking Cessation Resources
(800) 784-8669

If you smoke and would like to quit, offers web resources, instant messaging and a quit line staffed by counselors to support you in your efforts. more >

Become An EX 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 >

Local Resources

Talk with your health care team about local smoking cessation resources and support groups that may be available to you.

Caregiver Support

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship has an audio program designed to provide caregivers with resources and support to address the issues they face on an ongoing basis. more >

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute has a booklet, Caring for the Caregiver, that helps caregivers care for themselves by providing communication and self-care tips. more >

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance’s Grief and Understanding in Death and End-of-life Support (GUIDES) program is a peer-to-peer program for caregivers whose loved ones is at the end of life or has died. more >

Family Caregiver Alliance

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 >

Caregiver Action Network

This organization provides education, peer support and resources to family caregivers. more >

Other Cancer Organizations
(888) 651-3038

This website, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, provides expert information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions. more >

National Cancer Institute: Lung Cancer
(800) 422-6237

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 >

Global Lung Cancer Coalition

The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (of which the Lung Cancer Research Foundation 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 >

Lung Cancer Action Network

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 >

Lung Cancer Profiles

This site explains molecular profiling and tells the stories of several lung cancer patients who've had experiences with molecular testing. more >

Financial Resources

Financial Resources

View our complete list of financial resources. more >

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