End-of-life planningWhether healthy or ill, most people don't like to think about end-of-life issues. Yet it's a good idea for even the youngest and healthiest among us to plan as early as possible for end-of-life affairs and decisions. With lung cancer, unfortunately, there is an even greater urgency than with most other illnesses because of the speed with which the cancer can progress.

As a caregiver, you are in the best position to help your loved one and other family members address, as early as possible, the practical, logistical, and emotional concerns that go along with an often fast-moving disease. Among the topics to consider: