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Small-Cell Lung Cancer (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling

Support groups and counseling can help you feel less alone and can improve your ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges that cancer brings.

Cancer support groups provide a forum where patients with cancer, survivors of cancer, or both can discuss the challenges that accompany the illness and guide you to deal with your concerns.

Support groups provide an opportunity to exchange information about the disease, take advice about managing side effects, and share your feelings with others who are undergoing a similar situation.

Support groups also help your family and friends deal with the stress.

Many organizations offer support groups for people with cancer and their family members or friends of people who have cancer. You can get information about such groups from your doctor, nurse, or hospital social worker.

The following organizations can help you with support and counseling:
 
  • The AMC Cancer Information and Counseling Line provides current medical information and counseling for cancer issues. 
    (800) 525-3777
    ciclhelp@amc.org  


  • The Lung Cancer Alliance operates a national "phone buddies" program, in addition to other services.
    (800) 298-2436
    info@alcase.org


  • 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.
    (877) 622-7937
    info@canceradvocacy.org

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