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Coping with a lung cancer diagnosis

A lung cancer diagnois can be overwhelming for those diagnosed and their loved ones. Some seek out all the information they can find, others prefer to get their information from a few, select sources. Some want to connect with others who will understand and want all the social support they can find. Others turn more inward. There may be practical matters like insurance coverage, access to care and financial issues to manage.

This section has a variety of information that can help you and your loved ones to understand and cope with a diagnosis of lung cancer. The most important thing to remember is you are not alone and you do not have to make this journey by yourself. 

Learn about coping with a cancer diagnosis

Coping with cancer in everyday life (American Cancer Society)

Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping (Mayo Clinic)

Coping with cancer: Managing emotional effects (National Cancer Institute)

Taking time: Support for people with cancer (National Cancer Institute)

People helping people (National Cancer Institute)

Coping with lung cancer (CancerCare.org)

Specifically for caregivers and loved ones 

Coping with cancer: For caregivers, family and friends (National Cancer Institute)

Guide for cancer supporters (RA Bloch Foundation)

When someone you love is being treated for cancer: Support for caregivers and When someone you love is has advanced cancer: Support for caregivers (National Cancer Institute)

Caregiving for your loved one with cancer (CancerCare Connect booklet)

Caring for the caregiver: Support for caregivers (National Cancer Institute)