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Caregiver Resources Starter Kit: 5 Resources Caregivers Should Access upon their Loved One’s Diagnosis

Navigating a lung cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming not only to the patient but to their caregiver as well. It’s normal to feel lost or confused and not know where to start or what resources to ask for. Because a cancer diagnosis is a family diagnosis, LUNGevity wants caregivers to know they don’t have to go through it alone. There are resources available to help caregivers take care of their loved ones as well as themselves. Here are 5 important caregiver resources to help with your loved one’s lung cancer diagnosis. 

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.