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 one’s lung cancer diagnosis. 

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 communication easier. 

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 originally aired on 11/14/23 as a Facebook Live event.

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.

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.  

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!”

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.” 

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 lung cancer community offered by LUNGevity Foundation and Cancer Wellness Center.