Access Patient Services

LungCAN strongly encourages you to investigate all of the member organizations offering services of interest to you. Some organizations have specific programs while others help with finding resources, including current treatment options, clinical trials and academic treatment centers (both local and national).

Support Programs

  • American Lung Association
    The Lung HelpLine is a toll-free resource for patients and their caregivers to speak to a medical professional about lung health questions.
  • CancerCare
    Individual and group telephone counseling by oncology social workers for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.
  • Citizens For Radioactive Radon Reduction
    Information on radon/radon-induced lung cancer and information on how to find professional radon testers and mitigators.
  • The Free to Breathe Support Line provides education, connections to resources and opportunities for meaningful engagement to help patients and caregivers better face the challenges of lung cancer. Patients and caregivers may call as often as they wish, and the service is offered completely free of charge!
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
    Information and referral service answered by trained health professionals.
  • Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
    The Meso Foundation offers several mesothelioma support groups. You can join our telephonic groups  which meet every two weeks, or you can receive mesothelioma support through our Facebook groups on your own time, at all times of day or night.
  • CancerCare
    Led by CancerCare oncology social workers at offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • American Lung Association
    American Lung Association Better Breathers Clubs is a community-based patient and caregiver support program for people with lung disease and their loved ones.
  • The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
    We connect patients-to-patients through our monthly Living Room Series support group.
  • Lung Cancer Alliance
    Phone Buddy Program provides peer-to-peer support for people with lung cancer and their caregivers by telephone.

  • LUNGevity
    Lung Cancer Support Community (LCSC) is a dedicated social network offering support to anyone touched by lung cancer. It provides users with an extensive message board, the latest lung cancer information, and 24-hour peer support. LifeLine Support Partners are lung cancer survivors or co-survivors (family members and caregivers) who volunteer to mentor by offering encouragement, advice, experience, and hope to those newly diagnosed and anyone needing additional support through a one-on-one personal connection, by email or telephone.

Education Programs

Please visit individual member websites for program content and schedules.


Original Publications

Many LungCAN member organizations offer booklets, brochures and newsletters. Some are available online.

Financial Assistance

The following LungCAN member organizations help patients and their families manage the costs of lung cancer – from medical bills and co-payments to transportation, treatment, home health care and much more: