When you have a particular question or would prefer to speak with just one person, there are times when you can do so. Some people enjoy getting a cancer buddy and being a part of an online community.. Some options available include:
Telephone Cancer Support
Services are available for those who prefer the telephone to the Internet or who need one-on-one telephone counseling. Free services are offered by:
- CancerCare Telephone Counseling- CancerCare provides free individual counseling for those with lung cancer.
- The Lung Cancer Alliance- The Lung Cancer Alliance-The Lung Cancer Hotline offers information on lung cancer screening, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options to people with lung cancer and their families.
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI)- NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health. Call or have a confidential online text chat to get answers about cancer questions from an NCI information specialist.
Matching Services for One-on-One Cancer Support
Link to Local Cancer Support Group Finder: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services.html
1. Support Groups. (2009, December 18). Cancer.Net. https://www.cancer.net/coping-with-cancer/finding-social-support-and-information/support-groups