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Helpful Apps for People Living with Cancer

Helpful Apps for People Living with Cancer

As mobile apps become more ingrained in our lives, it’s natural to look for ones that can help manage a cancer diagnosis. As for which app to choose, it really comes down to what you’re looking for, what you’re comfortable with, and what fits your needs.  This list of helpful apps for people living with cancer includes ones that range from very basic, essentially a mobile pen and piece of paper, to all-in-one solutions that make medication tracking, document management, and…

Finding (Mental) Peace this Holiday Season

Finding (Mental) Peace this Holiday Season

The holidays are stressful enough without having to deal with lung cancer. LUNGevity is here to help.This discussion of the mental health challenges we face in the lung cancer community includes strategies for coping with a lung cancer diagnosis, stigma, and holiday anxiety. With the daylight getting shorter, we also discuss tips to address seasonal affective disorder. The free support programs and services available through LUNGevity for patients and caregivers are highlighted.This webinar…

Be Part of the Largest Lung Cancer Event in the Nation

Be Part of the Largest Lung Cancer Event in the Nation

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when the lung cancer community gathers to raise awareness for this disease and stand together – unified and strong. You can get involved in raising awareness about lung cancer by joining LUNGevity on Saturday, November 4, 2023, for our nationwide walk, Breathe Deep TOGETHER. Thousands of people from across the country, coming together in a singular event, is a powerful way to make our voices heard and increase the visibility of lung cancer.Together…

Transportation to Treatment

Transportation to Treatment

At some point, transportation to appointments becomes a challenge for everyone. Whether it be the cost, time commitment, or finding reliable transportation, we share some tips for overcoming or avoiding these issues when they arise.

What the End of the COVID Public Health Emergency Means for You

What the End of the COVID Public Health Emergency Means for You

It’s been more than 3 years since the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) first declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to COVID-19. Since then, periodic renewals of the PHE have increased the flexibility of healthcare delivery. The PHE is set to end on May 11, 2023. A separate National Emergency that was enacted due to COVID-19 ended on April 10. Of the two, the end of the PHE will be more consequential for day-to-day healthcare delivery.  This blog is a look…

10 Reasons to Attend LUNGevity’s HOPE Summit

10 Reasons to Attend LUNGevity’s HOPE Summit

HOPE Summit is a weekend conference unlike any other! The Summit brings hundreds of people affected by lung cancer together to build their community, give and get support, and learn how to live well with lung cancer.As returning participant Tom puts it, “Imagine a world where you can look around and see hundreds of people thriving with lung cancer. Imagination is not necessary! Join us at the LUNGevity Summit on May 5th and celebrate life!” The conference takes place Friday, May 5 – Sunday…

Tackling the Biggest Challenges in Cancer

Tackling the Biggest Challenges in Cancer

Cancer Grand Challenges is a partnership between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which funds global teams of leading researchers across various scientific disciplines to tackle some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. As Dinah Singer, Acting Director of NCI’s Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives says, “Cancer research is a global endeavor.” As LUNGevity’s Vice President of Global Engagement and Patient Partnerships, I recently attended…

Fuel for the Future: Good Nutrition for the Lung Cancer Community

Fuel for the Future: Good Nutrition for the Lung Cancer Community

Learn valuable information about good nutrition that can help you live well through lung cancer treatment and beyond. Gain insight and tips from Oncology Dietitian Lori Bumbaco, MS, RDN, CSO, as she shares her expertise in an interactive presentation and answers nutrition questions from the community. Then watch a live cooking demo, where Lori prepares a healthy meal and snack and shares recipe ideas and cooking tips. You’ll also hear about additional support programs and resources for the…

Emotional Care for the Whole Family

Emotional Care for the Whole Family

A diagnosis of cancer has an impact on the entire family. Emotional support from family and friends can make a significant difference to the experience of survivorship, but knowing when, how, and in what way to offer support can be a challenge to figure out.  You may feel awkward and unsure about what to say. The moods and needs of the survivor and primary caregivers may change from moment to moment, making it hard to know when to step in. You may be balancing respecting their privacy…

The Healing Power of Stress, with Mike Verano

The Healing Power of Stress, with Mike Verano

Mike Verano is a cancer survivor, author, and counselor with over 28 years of experience in the mental health field. Mike joins LUNGevity's Angela James to share concepts from his latest book, The Healing Power of Stress, as they relate to the caregiving experience, including a discussion on a concept he calls "posttraumatic caregiving." You can purchase Mike's book and find his other titles on Amazon.

For Caregivers: How to Support Your Loved One at Appointments

For Caregivers: How to Support Your Loved One at Appointments

Doctors' appointments are critical junctures in your loved one's lung cancer journey. They are a time to gather information and ask questions. We have created a list of tips for caregivers so that you feel prepared for your loved one's appointments, especially if you are new to the role.    Ask your loved one how they would like you to support them. It is important to honor your loved one's autonomy, and establishing what they want and need from you is key. Your role may start…

Thriving with Cancer, with Dann Wonser

Thriving with Cancer, with Dann Wonser

Dann Wonser, a 16-year lung cancer survivor and author of the book Second Wind – Thriving with Cancer, joins LUNGevity's Angela James to share learnings from his cancer journey and the tactics he's used to not only survive but thrive with lung cancer. Visit Dann's website to read his blog or purchase your own copy of Second Wind - Thriving with Cancer at www.dannwonser.com.

Healing is an Art, with Genevieve De Renne

Healing is an Art, with Genevieve De Renne

Genevieve De Renne is a caregiver and artist whose artwork has been featured on the cover of three recent issues of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. Genevieve joins LUNGevity's Angela James to share insights from her experience as a caregiver, especially how her art has helped her maintain purpose and power during her husband's lung cancer journey. You can view Genevieve’s cover art on the October, November, and December 2022 covers at www.jons-online.com/art-gallery.

Processing Grief, with Lois Hall

Processing Grief, with Lois Hall

Lois Hall is a practitioner and trainer in the Grief Recovery Method, an evidence-based program that helps individuals heal and process the emotional pain associated with grief. Lois joins LUNGevity's Angela James to discuss how all people are grievers and that hope for healing exists for us all. You can learn more about Lois at www.griefrecoverymethod.com/grms/lois-hall and access a free Grief Recovery Handbook at offers.griefrecoverymethod.com/two-step-order1614201563532.

One Patient's SCLC Journey

One Patient's SCLC Journey

Learn about small cell lung cancer through the eyes of a patient and his oncologist. Dr. Christine Lovly, internationally recognized medical oncologist, and Jeff Lackey, an SCLC survivor, discuss their journey, the importance of lung cancer screening, and key considerations when someone is newly diagnosed.  This session is moderated by Amy Moore, PhD, LUNGevity's Vice President of Global Engagement and Patient Partnerships. Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine…

Shared Decision-Making, Self-Advocacy, and Dealing with Financial Toxicity

Shared Decision-Making, Self-Advocacy, and Dealing with Financial Toxicity

Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, oncologist and associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, explains how shared decision-making with one's healthcare team can create a treatment plan that aligns with the patient's goals. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Benefits of Palliative Care for People Living with Lung Cancer

The Benefits of Palliative Care for People Living with Lung Cancer

Palliative care is supportive care that anticipates, prevents, and treats the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment. It is intended to improve one's quality of life and can be addressed at any stage from diagnosis forward. This webinar features Estelamari Rodriguez, MD, MPH, thoracic oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Raise Your Voice: Speaking Up About Living With Lung Cancer

Raise Your Voice: Speaking Up About Living With Lung Cancer

An online panel discussion offers real-world suggestions and examples for ways to get the care and support you need. The discussion features Angela James, LUNGevity care navigator;  Lavern McDonald, a teacher living with lung cancer; and Patricia Simmers, a nurse navigator. The panelists share their personal stories, challenges, and lessons learned through their journeys with lung cancer. This panel discussion was hosted by LUNGevity in collaboration with Novartis.

Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Every fall, the lung cancer community gathers to raise awareness for this disease and stand together – unified and strong. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – a time to come together to celebrate the strength of the lung cancer community. A great way to get involved in raising awareness about lung cancer is by joining us on Saturday, November 5 for our nationwide walk - Breathe Deep TOGETHER  presented by Amgen. Thousands of people from across the country, coming together in a…

Get the Answers You Need

Get the Answers You Need

Whether you are newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor, LUNGevity offers lung cancer support and survivorship services to address your unique needs. LUNGevity's services are designed to help you feel supported, informed, and empowered to be an active decision-maker in your treatment process and live well with the disease.   LUNGevity's survivorship services are free and feature programs for survivors, caregivers, and family members. Read on to learn about our offerings and how you…

Caregiver Starter Kit: 5 Resources

Caregiver Starter Kit: 5 Resources

Navigating a lung cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming not only to the patient but to their caregiver as well. It’s normal to feel lost or confused and not know where to start or what resources to ask for. Because a cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis, LUNGevity wants caregivers to know they don’t have to go through it alone. There are resources available to help caregivers take care of their loved ones as well as themselves. Here are 5 important caregiver resources to help with your loved…

World Lung Cancer Day and the Changing Landscape of Lung Cancer

World Lung Cancer Day and the Changing Landscape of Lung Cancer

For decades, lung cancer was synonymous with low survival rates, limited treatment options, and poor quality of life for those living with the disease. Each year, more than 236,000 people in the US are diagnosed with lung cancer. The high incidence of lung cancer means scientific research into new therapies is critical, both for current survivors and those who will be diagnosed in the future. Thankfully, the landscape of lung cancer is changing for the better. Due to progress in research and…

Tips for Better Sleep

Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep tips session with our sleep expert, Peggy Burhenn.