New Resource Provides Lung Cancer Support from Day One

(November 8, 2012)

The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new web-based resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease. Lung cancer is a complex and life-changing disease—but those who are living with lung cancer are not alone. This new resource by the American Lung Association can now provide support for lung cancer patients and their caregivers from day one.

Made possible through a partnership and financial support from Lilly Oncology, Facing Lung Cancer concentrates on the most important information that people affected by lung cancer need from day one of their diagnosis. In addition to providing general lung cancer education, the site allows users to design a customized guide to use during conversations with their lung cancer care team. It also features “Ask the Experts,” a series of interview clips with renowned medical experts.

Norman H. Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, is optimistic about the new online tool.

“We believe this resource will transform the way lung cancer is viewed and discussed,” said Dr. Edelman. “Lung cancer stands on the precipice of change. Researchers are making important progress in their complex work to create targeted and individualized therapies for lung cancer. People living with lung cancer need to be able to access this and other timely information.”

Facing Lung Cancer is one more step the American Lung Association is taking to help create hope for people living with lung cancer. The Lung Association currently invests in research to uncover strategies for preventing lung cancer, increasing the survival rate and improving lung cancer patients’ quality of life. As part of its comprehensive approach to lung cancer, the Lung Association also advocates for increased lung cancer funding at the National Institutes of Health, especially the National Cancer Institute.

What can YOU do?

  • Tell Congress to invest in more lung cancer research funding.
  • Visit www.MyLungCancerSupport.org for information and support as you and your loved ones face lung cancer. Share this link with others so they can receive the same support.
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