For Caregivers


Caregivers have a very special role in the lives of people battling lung cancer. As a caregiver, you may have to support your spouse, partner, family member or friend in a new way. Being a caregiver can bring up a variety of emotions. All types of emotions are normal to experience. This section will link you to information on important aspects of caregiving.

Your Needs

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It is easy to get absorbed in your caregiver role and let your needs go unaddressed. When you take care of yourself, not only do you feel better, but you are able to be a better caregiver. » More

Helping with Treatment

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As a caregiver, you are the main support during your loved one’s treatment phase. You can encourage your loved one to take the lead in his or her care and offer support in a variety ways. » More

Planning for the Future

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A diagnosis of lung cancer can make patients and their caregivers think about topics they have not explored before. It is inevitable to think about death and what will happen in the future. No one can predict exactly what will happen. It is helpful to make plans for whenever that day comes. » More

 

 

Early detection of lung cancer can increase survival rates. Call the Lung Helpline at 1-800-LUNGUSA or talk to your doctor about lung cancer screening.