A Life Change

A diagnosis of lung cancer may make you feel like your world has turned upside down. As you and your loved ones face lung cancer, many things in your life will change. You will need to adjust to a new “normal.” This section will lead you to more information about:

  • the lifestyle changes you can expect
  • ways to cope with side effects from treatments
  • information about nutrition and physical activity


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Surviving cancer can mean many things. Whether you are preparing for your end of treatment or trying to regain normalcy in your life, it is common to experience some challenges. » More

Lifestyle Changes

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Throughout your journey, you can make choices that will help you feel better physically and emotionally. Being kind to your lungs, taking care of your physical and emotional needs and using your support system will help you cope with this life change. » More

Coping with Side Effects

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It is very common to experience side effects during and after cancer treatment. Now, more than ever there are medications and techniques that can help you manage the discomfort. » More


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Keeping a healthy lifestyle is a good idea for everyone. Eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger. » More

Physical Activity

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Regular physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. The right amount and type of exercise is safe and possible during cancer treatment. Ask your doctor before you start or make any changes to your exercise routine. » 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.