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Support Groups and Counseling

A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming. Interacting with people with a similar condition helps one deal with the uncertainties and challenges that cancer brings.

The following organizations can help you with support and counseling:

  • CancerCare provides professional counseling individually or through professionally facilitated support groups. The services are available online, through the telephone and on-site at a CancerCare location in New York, Long Island, New Jersey or Connecticut.
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, award-winning audio program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.
  • The AMC Cancer Information and Counseling Line provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues. Tel: (800) 525-3777.
  • The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education operates a national "phone buddies" program, in addition to other services. Tel: (800) 298-2436, email:
  • The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is a survivor-led advocacy organization working exclusively on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families.

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In 1932, Pancoast defined a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor as a mass growing at the thoracic inlet that produces a constant and characteristic clinical presentation of pain in an eighth cervical or first and second thoracic trunk distribution.

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