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Living With Lung Cancer

A diagnosis of lung cancer is shocking and frightening. At this time it is helpful to have an idea about what to expect, how symptoms, including pain will be managed, and resources to turn to for help.
  1. Cancer and Emotions (3)
  2. Cancer and Travel (3)
  3. Effects of Lung Cancer (7)
  4. Lung Cancer Awareness (4)
  5. Lung Cancer Stories (5)
  6. Lung Cancer Support (7)
  7. Mind Body Therapies (4)

Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups can be very helpful to cancer survivors. How can you find cancer support groups?

10 Things to Stop Doing if You Have Lung Cancer
We often talk about the things you should do if you have cancer, but what are 10 things to stop doing to yourself if you have lung cancer?

Tips for Improving Lung Cancer Survival
What if we knew of something you could do - besides surgery and chemotherapy and radiation therapy - that may improve your survival with lung cancer? Check out these tips.

Lung Cancer and Spirituality
Does spirituality play a role in your cancer treatment? What does medical research say about spirituality and coping, quality of life, treatment, and survival with lung cancer?

Pain Managment for Lung Cancer
Management of lung cancer pain has come a long way, and most people with lung cancer can experience good pain control during treatment. What causes pain, what are the barriers to treatment, and how is pain treated with lung cancer?

Holiday Stress With Cancer
How can you cope with holiday stress when you have cancer? Check out these tips for coping with holiday stress with cancer, and enjoy the season.

Lung Cancer and Sexuality
Sexuality is an important part of life, even during lung cancer treatment. What are the issues that affect sexuality with lung cancer, and what can you do to foster physical intimacy during treatment?

Free Stuff for Lung Cancer Patients
Did you know there is a lot of free stuff for lung cancer patients that you can receive by taking only a minute of your time? When I think about the tremendous financial and emotional costs of this disease, I am thankful for volunteers who can make the journey just a bit less hard on the pocketbook while bringing encouragement and cheer.

Managing Lung Cancer Symptoms
A diagnosis of lung cancer is frightening. Will I have pain? Will I have difficulty breathing? Will I lose weight? Will I feel exhausted. Excellent relief from common cancer symptoms is available. Knowing how to describe your pain and options available can help you work with your health care team.

Lung Cancer Smoker's Guilt
Lung cancer smoker’s guilt refers to the guilt and shame some people feel, thinking they caused their lung cancer by smoking. How can you cope with lung cancer smoker’s guilt?

Chemobrain - Chemobrain as a Side Effect of Chemotherapy
Chemobrain is a relatively new term describing cognitive changes people may experience as a side effect of chemotherapy. What is chemobrain, what are the symptoms, what causes it, and how can you cope with the symptoms of chemobrain?

Traveling With Cancer
Traveling with cancer, whether for treatment or for pleasure, can be safe and enjoyable if you plan ahead. You may consider traveling to take part in a clinical trial, or perhaps, you have been putting off that trip of a lifetime. The first step is to make an appointment and discuss your travel plans with your doctor. When is the best time to...

Lung Cancer Blogs
Lung cancer blogs are a window into the real world of lung cancer. Writing a lung cancer blog can be a wonderful release and source of support for someone living with lung cancer, while at the same time proving comfort for others. Check out these lung cancer blogs.

Tips for Lung Cancer Patients Who Have Family Still Smoking
As a lung cancer patient, how can you cope when someone in the family is smoking around you? Expressing your concern, but delegating that concern to others is important for lung cancer patients whose family members smoke.

How Can I Enjoy the Sun Safely During Lung Cancer Treatment?
Sun protection is important during treatment for lung cancer, but sun exposure can also have benefits. What should you know about sun protection during chemotherapy and radiation therapy?

SVC Syndrome (Superior Vena Cava Syndrome)
SVC syndrome can be a complication of lung cancer. What is SVC syndrome, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated?

Coping With Loss of Appetite (Anorexia) During Cancer Treatment
Loss of appetite (anorexia) affects the majority of people with lung cancer. What causes anorexia, how is it treated, and what can I do to cope with a loss of appetite?

An Overview of Lung Cancer and Depression
My diagnosis of lung cancer makes me so sad - is it depression? What is the difference between grief and depression? Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and when you should be concerned about depression during your cancer treatment.

Coping With Skin Changes During Chemotherapy
Skin changes, from rashes to acne, are common during chemotherapy for lung cancer. Learn what to expect, what you can do to protect your skin, and when to call your doctor with skin problems during chemotherapy.

Fingernail Changes During Chemotherapy
Coping with fingernail changes during chemotherapy can be easier if you follow a few simple steps. What should you expect, what can you do, and when should you call your doctor?

Faces of Lung Cancer - An Interview With Dennis Zbaldo
How do you get through a day with lung cancer? Dennis Zbaldo shares what only those living with lung cancer understand, and how he copes with his disease on his daily journey.

Cancer Fatigue - What is Cancer Fatigue?
Cancer fatigue is different than ordinary tiredness. What is cancer fatigue? What causes cancer fatigue? What can I do to cope with cancer fatigue?

12 Tips for Coping With Cancer Fatigue
Coping with cancer fatigue is one of the biggest concerns during cancer treatment. Learning to ask for help, exercising, pacing yourself, and managing stress, can help reduce fatigue during this time.

Insensitive Comments During Lung Cancer Treatment
People often make insensitive comments to those going through lung cancer treatment. What can you do to minimize the impact of these remarks on your emotions, so you can focus on your treatment?

The Stigma of Lung Cancer
There is a stigma associated with a diagnosis of lung cancer. That stigma plays out in the public perception of those with lung cancer, physicians' attitude toward lung cancer, government- and- private-funding of lung cancer and even an individuals feeling about their diagnosis of lung cancer.

Coping With Chemotherapy Induced Mouth Sores
Mouth sores are a common side effect of chemotherapy. Coping with chemotherapy induced mouth sores begins with an understanding of foods that may worsen or ease the pain, and the importance of good oral care. An awareness of possible complications of mouth sores, and when to contact your health care team, can help you take an active role in...

Coping With Taste Changes During Chemotherapy
How can I cope with taste changes from chemotherapy? If you are in the 50% of people who experience taste changes during chemotherapy, good oral care, and tips on foods to try and foods to avoid may help with this annoying symptom.

Coping With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy induced hair loss is one of the most distressing side effects of chemotherapy. Understanding why and when hair loss occurs, how to cope physically and emotionally with chemotherapy-induced hair loss, may help you prepare for this side effect of lung cancer treatment

Head Covers for Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
Head covers are desired by many following hair loss from chemotherapy. Options for covering your head following chemotherapy induced hair loss include wigs, hairpieces, caps, scarves, and turbans. Deciding which options best meet your needs before you lose your hair can make this distressing time a little easier.

Exercise and Lung Cancer
Physical activity is good for overall health, but it can make a difference in the fight against lung cancer as well. Studies show that even moderate exercise reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, lowers mortality in those already diagnosed, and improves quality of life for cancer survivors.

Tips For Caregivers
Caring for someone with cancer can be at once the most rewarding and most difficult time in our lives. Following a few tips such as pampering yourself, maintaining a sense of humor, and finding a support group, can help you minimize the stress and leave you feeling fulfilled in your efforts rather than resentful.

Loss of Appetite - Coping With Loss of Appetite
Loss of appetite is a common symptom during cancer treatment. What has helped you cope with loss of appetite during cancer treatment?

The Stigma of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer carries a certain stigma, the stigma that smokers somehow deserve lung cancer because they smoked. Share your story about how the stigma of lung cancer has affected you.

Tips for Traveling With Lung Cancer
Traveling with cancer can be enjoyable if you plan ahead. What tips can you share about traveling with cancer?

Chemotherapy Nausea - Coping With Chemotherapy Nausea
Chemotherapy nausea is one of the dreaded side effects of chemotherapy. Other than medications, what helped you cope with chemotherapy nausea during your cancer treatment?

Final Stages of Cancer - Coping During the Final Stages of Cancer
We don't like to talk about the final stages of cancer, but we can learn from others what helped them cope when the end was near. What helped you cope as a family member or what helped you honor your loved one during the final stages of cancer?

Financial Assistance for People With Cancer
Cancer treatment can be extremely expensive, but resources are available to those that need assistance. The National Cancer Institute lists a number of options, so you can focus on your health rather than your finances.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Treatment Options for People With Cancer
What H1N1 (swine flu) treatment options are available for people with cancer? What medications are used for H1N1 (swine flu) treatment, when are they used, and what are the side effects?

Women With Lung Cancer - Experience of Women With Lung Cancer
Lung cancer in women used to be uncommon, but now accounts for nearly half of lung cancer diagnoses. What has been your experience as a woman with lung cancer?

Head Covers Chemotherapy - Tips for Head Covers During Chemotherapy
Head covers during chemotherapy help some people cope with hair loss. What tips can you share about head covers, for those who are going through chemotherapy?

Coping With Cancer Fatigue - Tips for Coping With Cancer Fatigue
Coping with cancer fatigue is a frustrating problem during cancer treatment. What tips do you have for coping with cancer fatigue?

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver
Caring for yourself as a caregiver is extremely important, but often unrecognized. How can you take care of yourself as a caregiver, so you can offer your loved one with cancer the best support?

Lung Cancer Smoker's Guilt - Tips for Coping With Smoker's Guilt
Lung cancer smoker's guilt refers to the guilty feeling some people feel, thinking that they caused their lung cancer by smoking. Share your tips on coping with smoker's guilt and becoming as healthy as possible today.

Spirituality and Lung Cancer - How Has Your Spirituality Helped You Cope
Spirituality plays an important role for many people with lung cancer. How has your spirituality helped you in your journey with lung cancer?

Chemo brain Symptoms - Coping with Chemo brain Symptoms
Chemo brain symptoms can be annoying to say the least, if your concentration and memory just don't seem to be the same as before treatment. What has helped you cope with the symptoms of chemo brain?

Supporting a Loved One With Cancer - How Have You Supported a Loved One
We all want to support our loved ones with cancer, but knowing the best ways to share our love and support is not always obvious. What have you done that helped someone cope with lung cancer?

Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers - Experience of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
Lung cancer in non-smokers is common, yet many people view lung cancer as a "smokers disease." What has been your experience as a non-smoker with lung cancer?

Insensitive Remarks During Lung Cancer Treatment
People often make insensitive remarks to those living with lung cancer. Share your story about an insensitive remark someone made to you during treatment, or a tip on what helps you cope with those remarks.

Review of "Be a Survivor - Lung Cancer Treatment Guide"
A lung cancer treatment guide can be a lifesaver when you are first diagnosed with lung cancer. Be a Survivor - Lung Cancer Treatment Guide guides you through those confusing days in an empowering way, and helps you ask the questions you need to ask.

What is Your Favorite Lung Cancer Blog?
Lung cancer blogs are a wonderful place for lung cancer survivors to share their stories, and/or read about others who are facing a similar...See submissions

Be a Survivor - Lung Cancer Treatment Guide
Reviews of "Be a Survivor - Lung Cancer Treatment Guide" can help lung cancer survivors and their loved ones understand if this could be a good...See submissions

What is Your Favorite Lung Cancer Book?
When faced with a diagnosis of lung cancer, people often look to books that can help them understand their diagnosis and/or provide emotional support that they are not alone in the journey. Books may help you understand the multitude of treatment options, or help you find ways to cope with your illness. What is your favorite lung cancer book?

Sexuality and Lung Cancer - Expressing Sexuality With Lung Cancer
Sexuality and Lung Cancer - Expressing Sexuality With Lung Cancer

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