Taking Care of Yourself as a Lung Cancer Caregiver | American Lung Association

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Taking Care of Yourself as a Lung Cancer Caregiver

During a loved one's cancer journey, all of the focus is on their needs. However, caregivers need support too. Balancing your loved one's needs with your own can be difficult. By seeking support and focusing on your own health, you can keep well and be a better caregiver.

Self-Care Tips

Consider ways you can take care of yourself during this stressful time. See self-care tips for caregivers.

Caregiver Communities

Caregivers need support too. Connect with others to help ease the burden of caregiving. Our Lung Cancer Survivors Online Support Community on Inspire is a free place for people touched by lung cancer to connect with their peers and receive support and advice. Many friends and family members of lung cancer patients join this group. Join the community.

Lung Cancer Grief Support

Coping with the loss of a loved one is extremely challenging. It brings up many emotions and it can take a while before you feel like yourself again. You do not have to face these feelings alone. There are steps you can take to help cope with your loss.

Talk to a Lung Cancer Expert

Talk to our healthcare professionals at the American Lung Association Lung Cancer HelpLine. Our service is free and available as often as you need. We are here to help you. Learn more about the Lung HelpLine.

    Resources
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    Ask the Expert: Making Meaning of Your Diagnosis

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    Navigating Lung Cancer: Stories of Support

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    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed November 19, 2017.

    Page Last Updated: March 28, 2019

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