Useful Educational & Support Organization Websites for Lung Cancer

OncoLink Team
Last Modified: January 28, 2016

The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer current, verified information and resources.

Disease specific education/information/support organizations

Lung Cancer Alliance

Provides support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer or at risk for the disease.


Dedicated to changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support.

American Lung Association

Information on diagnosis, treatment and support.

Facing Lung Cancer Interactive Videos

From the ALA, interactive videos to learn about treatment options and support resources.

Free to Breathe

Funds research and advocates for improved treatments. Provides patients with treatment information.

Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with lung cancer, caregivers, and their loved ones; affiliated with CancerCare.


General cancer education/information/support organizations


Offers comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments, support, coping and news about research advances. We update the information every day and provide information at various levels, from introductory to in-depth. If you are interested in learning about cancer, you will benefit from visiting OncoLink.

The American Cancer Society

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. The ACS supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.  The ACS maintains a national database of patient support services, support groups and resources.

Imerman’s Angels

Dedicated to providing personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

Cancer Hope Network

Provides one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families through training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience

Cancer and Careers

Empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions

Joe’s House

Lists various types of lodging throughout the United States that are near to hospitals and treatment centers. Details on each lodging facility are available with information on amenities, rates, and reservation methods and requirements.

Cancer Support Community

An international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.


Association of Cancer Online Resources

A unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. Use one of ACOR's 142 online communities to connect with people like you online and share information and support.


Provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

National Cancer Institute – Support Services

NCI information specialists are available to help answer your cancer-related questions. 


The Power of a Cancer Support Group
by Bob Riter
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