Support Groups (Face-to-Face)
Cancer Support Groups (Lung Cancer Alliance)
Geographic listing of in-person lung cancer support groups (scroll down
Clearinghouse: Self-Help Sourcebook Online (Sponsored
by Mental Health Net)
Guide to finding in-person support groups and networks in your community.
Maintains a geographic
listing of self-help clearinghouses and a database of self-help groups
searchable by keyword for a particular type of problem. [11/02]
How to Find
a Support Group Near You (SupportWorks)
Offers seven methods to locate a local support group serving your needs.
Support Groups (Internet)
Association of Cancer Online Resources,
Currently provides over 100 online cancer-related discussion lists offering
information and support for cancer patients and caregivers. Specific groups
of interest are:
Lung Cancer Online Support Group
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Online Support Groups (CancerCare)
CancerCare online support groups comprise 6-12 patients facing
similar situations facilitated by professionally-trained oncology social
workers. Online support group for teens who have a parent with cancer
Survivors Network (American
Lung cancer message board of the ACS Cancer Survivors Network.
Lung Cancer Support
Community - Message Boards (Lung Cancer Support Community)
Message boards on various lung cancer-related topics.
OncoChat: Online Peer Support
for Cancer Survivors, Family & Friends
Peer support group using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Chat room is open
24 hours/day to whose lives have been touched by cancer. OncoChat may
be accessed via the OncoChat website or by using an IRC client program.
Vital Options: TeleSupport
Cancer Network (800) 477-7666
Nonprofit organization using communications technology to reach people
dealing with cancer. Holds a weekly syndicated call-in cancer talk show
linking callers with other patients, long-term survivors, physicians,
and therapists experienced in working with and discussing cancer issues.
Telephone Support (Phone Buddy & Information)
Phone Buddy Program 800-298-2436
The Lung Cancer Alliance Phone Buddy program matches lung cancer
survivors or family members who have similar circumstances, such as disease
type, treatment regimens, or caregiving situations. Once the match is
made, participants can phone each other for support, encouragement, and
above all, hope.
Immediate help with cancer and treatment information, one-to-one counseling
over the phone, referrals to other support services (home care, child
care, transportation, pain management, entitlements) in your area, and
free educational material and programs.
Cancer Hope Network
Provides individual support to cancer patients and their families by matching
them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar
R.A. Bloch National Cancer
National cancer hotline that matches cancer patients with cancer survivors,