Finding Support as a Lung Cancer Patient: New Posts at Free to Breathe

The question of where we can find emotional support as lung cancer patients is a huge one, and I break it down into two sections in two blog posts this week for the Free to Breath lung cancer patient support site.

We reach out for support first from family and friends. There are caveats, however - they are also having a difficult time with your illness, and maybe you can't talk with them about everything you are thinking about, or discovering.

Finding Support as a Lung Cancer Patient: Family and Friends














Photo credit: Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain image from Pixabay

In part two, I discuss places to find support if you decide to reach out beyond family and friends: phone calls with other patients, church, support groups, conferences, and counseling.

Finding Support as a Lung Cancer Patient: Reaching Out














Photo credit: Unmodified image by Colin Gray, taken for the Govanhill photoshoot at the Arches, Glasgow, licensed under terms of Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

May we all find support for ourselves. One point I did not mention: I have found support by deciding to support others. A virtuous circle may be the strongest support network there is.


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