After a lung cancer diagnosis, you need education, support from peers and counselors, access to care and help with finances. Start here.

American Cancer Society

Check out a library of educational resources on lung cancer, news and Stories of Hope as well as several online support communities.

American Lung Association

Lung Cancer Survivors, created in conjunction with the patient and caregiver platform Inspire, is an online support group with over 90,000 members.


CancerCare offers a free 15-week online support group for people in treatment for lung cancer, led by an oncology social worker. 

Cancer Support Community

Find educational resources on lung cancer in English and Spanish, call the Cancer Support Helpline at 888-793-9355 or join MyLifeLine for online support.

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

The GO2 Foundation coordinates in-person support groups for people with lung cancer and their caregivers in 34 states. It also has educational materials and a video library.

Lung Cancer Caring Ambassadors Program

Access free materials, including the downloadable book Lung Cancer Choices, as well as other resources meant to empower and educate people to advocate for their own best treatment.


Lung Cancer Foundation of America

The Hope With Answers video series provides beginner, intermediate and in-depth levels of education to help people affected by lung cancer navigate from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Access online, phone and in-person support groups for people affected by lung cancer, including young adults, caregivers and people with metastatic disease.


Lung Cancer Research Foundation

People with lung cancer and their caregivers can call the free support line at 844-835-4325 to connect with support, resources and education.

Lung Cancer Social Media Chat

Participate in Twitter discussions about lung cancer treatment, research, funding and other issues using the hashtag #LCSM. The site also has resources and transcripts of past discussions.


LUNGevity Foundation

LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Support Community offers a social network of support to people affected by lung cancer.

Patient Advocate Foundation

PAF has three divisions to help access case management, co-pay relief and financial aid.

Smart Patients

People living with lung cancer and their caregivers can join the lung cancer discussion forum, an online support group.

What Next

Developed in part with the American Cancer Society, What Next matches patients with peers, which makes giving and receiving support easy.

Last Reviewed: February 11, 2020