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10 Tips for Lung Cancer Caregiving

In 2015, we received the most shocking news of our lives: our vibrant mother - a deacon’s wife, piano player at church, 30-year state employee, tireless caretaker and laundry folder - was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer which had spread to the brain.  Only 1 out of 100 (1%) people diagnosed with NSCLC that has spread to the brain are alive 5 years after diagnosis is made. 

Tips for Young Adults who have a Parent with Lung Cancer

Having a parent with lung cancer presents unique challenges for young adults who are in a critical stage of development – determining life plans, finishing education, establishing relationships, and building a family.

Erin Price, MSW, LICSW, the Director of Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC provides some tips on how to navigate these challenges.