Resources

Lung Cancer ResourcesOrganizing your care can be confusing and challenging. Sorting through the paperwork and logistics associated with medical care can be overwhelming. Here are some resources that can help you:

  • find healthcare coverage
  • pay for your medications
  • receive treatment
  • connect you with other sources that can help you get the care you need.

Getting Health Insurance

The Foundation for Health Coverage Education can help you see your health insurance options and make the best choice. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid can also help you find coverage.

Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical (drug) companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help you get the medicines you need at affordable costs.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions. They try to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. People who take part in clinical trials for lung cancer have an opportunity to the progress against lung cancer. They also receive up-to-date care from experts.

Each time a person with lung cancer faces a treatment decision, it is important to explore all options. We recommend that you search for clinical trials as soon as you are diagnosed and every time you have to make a treatment decision. To find out about studies you may be eligible for, visit our Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action, National Cancer Institute CCR Clinical Trials and CenterWatch.

Additional Resources and Support

The National Cancer Institute and The Lung Cancer Action Network (LungCAN®) both offer patient support, links to clinical trials and a variety of other resources for people with lung cancer and their loved ones.

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.