Living With Lung Cancer
Living with a serious disease, such as lung cancer, is challenging. Apart from having to cope with the physical and medical challenges, people with this condition also face many worries, feelings, and concerns that can make life difficult.
They may find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease. In fact, attention to the emotional and psychological burden of having cancer is often part of a person's lung cancer treatment plan.
The support of the healthcare team (doctors, nurses, social workers, and others), support groups, and patient-to-patient networks can help people feel less alone and upset, and improve the quality of their lives.
Cancer support groups provide a safe environment where people can talk about living with lung cancer with others who may be having similar experiences. People may want to speak to a member of their healthcare team about finding a support group.