“You have lung cancer.”
Those devastating four words are usually followed by a flood of fears, doubts and questions. Take a deep breath, if you can. Many excellent organizations and individuals stand ready, willing and able to help you through this experience. The sooner you get connected the better.
Let’s take it one step at a time. For general information about lung cancer, below are links to reputable websites:
National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov) The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small Cell Lung Cancer
CancerCare (www.lungcancer.org) Lungcancer.org is a program of CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.