Support Groups

Better Breathers Club

People sitting in chairs in a circleBetter Breathers Clubs offer the chance to learn ways to cope with lung diseases. You can also get support from others who share in your struggles. These support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Exercise
  • Finding resources in your community
  • Home health care
  • How lung cancer affect the lungs
  • Medical tests
  • Medications and other treatment options
  • Protecting your lungs
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Talking with your physician

If you feel alone and isolated, these support groups can help. It feels good to talk with others who understand. Being able to speak freely within a trusted and supporting group can have a positive impact on your health.

Lung Connection Community

The American Lung Association has a free online community called the Lung Connection Community for individuals who are living with lung diseases and their caregivers. Individuals register to join the community. Members can choose their level of participation and engagement. This online forum is a place for members to discuss how lung disease is affecting them and share their life experience with their peers.

Other Support Groups Near You

Ask your health care team about any other support groups in your area. Often patients receiving treatment at the same facility will start a support group.

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.