Resources for Patients with Lung Cancer

“Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.”

–The American Cancer Society

Those are some sobering numbers. Lung cancer patients are also often ostracized by people who think of it as a “lifestyle disease.”

NO ONE deserves to get cancer.

My husband was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012. Our lives changed forever. Since then, we have had ups and downs with his health, but we have cherished every minute. There is hope and more people are beginning to see the importance of research for new treatment options.

Lung cancer has made these moments all the more precious.
Summer loves it when Dan rubs her feet. Image by Jim Bovine


Lung cancer patients seeking assistance can call LUNGevity‘s new toll-free HELPLine, 844-360-LUNG (5864), from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday to:

  • Receive immediate access to reliable educational resources and programs
  • Get personalized information about lung cancer and treatment options
  • Learn effective ways to cope with cancer including managing emotions such as depression, anxiety, or sadness
  • Improve communication with their health care team and loved ones
  • Get referrals to financial assistance resources for needs including pain medication, homecare, childcare, medical supplies, transportation for treatment, and copayment assistance related to chemotherapy and targeted treatment therapies. (Provided to those who meet CancerCare’s eligibility guidelines; subject to funding availability.)

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I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since my husband, Dan was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness.

My goal is to help people face cancer with grace.

My book Facing Cancer as a Friend: How to Support Someone Who Has Cancer, is available on

The Erickson Family, Photo by Everbranch Photography


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