Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit

Lung Cancer Resources

American College of Chest Physicians
Toll Free: 1-800-343-2227
Offers suggestions for lung cancer specialists and second opinions.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Toll Free: 1-800-ACS-2345
Provides local support, resources, and information for all cancer types, including lung cancer.

American Lung Association (ALA)
Toll Free: 1-800-LUNGUSA
Provides free interactive decision support tools to answer the question, "What does the clinical information mean to me?" You will receive a personalized treatment options report tailored to your diagnosis. Your report will provide the pros and cons of each treatment, side effects, questions to ask your physician, plus access to relevant summaries of clinical studies.

Focus on Lung Cancer
Toll free: 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)
Call the Lung Cancer Toll-Free Information Line for lung cancer support.

The Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)
Toll Free: 1-800-298-2436
Provides patient support and advocacy to people affected by lung cancer. Also maintains a website on risk and screening.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll Free: 1-800-4-CANCER
Provides comprehensive and up-to-date information about lung cancer, treatment options and more.

The national organizations listed below can provide additional information and support.

Clinical Trials

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll Free: 1-800-4-CANCER
Provides comprehensive information about cancer clinical trials and access to NCI-sponsored trials. If you have questions or cannot find a clinical trial, call to speak with a Cancer Information Service specialist who can help you (in English or Spanish).

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Toll Free: 1-888-346-3656
Provides a thorough and searchable listing of federally sponsored clinical trials and general information.

The Wellness Community
Toll Free: 1-888-793-WELL
In collaboration with this site provides general information about cancer trials and an online search engine to find a clinical trial for your cancer.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Toll Free: 1-888-644-6226
Provides information about and conducts research and training on complementary and
alternative medicine.

The National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Toll Free: 1-800-4-CANCER
OCCAM's goal is to increase the amount of quality information and cancer research conducted on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.

The American Cancer Society (ACS)
Toll Free: 1-800-ACS-2345
The "ACS Guide to Complementary and Alternative Cancer Methods" and the booklet
"Making Treatment Decisions: Complementary and Alternative Therapy" can be ordered on their website or by calling.

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