Caregiver Starter Kit: 5 Resources

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. 

Advice and Insights from Author and Two-Time Cancer Survivor Kathy Giusti

Kathy Giusti joined LUNGevity for a special conversation about her life as a cancer patient, caregiver, and the founder and former CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Her involvement with the medical system from these different perspectives inspired her to write her recent book, Fatal to Fearless: 12 Steps to Beating Cancer in a Broken Medical System

You can watch the full 40-minute conversation with Kathy or use the timestamps below to learn more about the topics and advice discussed. 

Caregivers: Planning the Self-Care Journey

This webinar explains the phases of the caregiving cycle and offers tips and strategies for meeting the challenges of each phase.  

The discussion features Michelle Bolden, founder and chief education officer for Call For Caring Inc., a nonprofit organization educating and uplifting family caregivers in Atlanta. Michelle also hosts two podcasts -- "Call For Caring on Purpose" and "The Empowerment Hour."  

Helpful Apps for People Living with Cancer

As mobile apps become more ingrained in our lives, it’s natural to look for ones that can help manage a cancer diagnosis. As for which app to choose, it really comes down to what you’re looking for, what you’re comfortable with, and what fits your needs.  

This list of helpful apps for people living with cancer includes ones that range from very basic, essentially a mobile pen and piece of paper, to all-in-one solutions that make medication tracking, document management, and communication easier. 

Finding (Mental) Peace this Holiday Season

The holidays are stressful enough without having to deal with lung cancer. LUNGevity is here to help.

This discussion of the mental health challenges we face in the lung cancer community includes strategies for coping with a lung cancer diagnosis, stigma, and holiday anxiety. With the daylight getting shorter, we also discuss tips to address seasonal affective disorder. The free support programs and services available through LUNGevity for patients and caregivers are highlighted.

This webinar originally aired on 11/14/23 as a Facebook Live event.

Be Part of the Largest Lung Cancer Event in the Nation

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when the lung cancer community gathers to raise awareness for this disease and stand together – unified and strong. 

You can get involved in raising awareness about lung cancer by joining LUNGevity on Saturday, November 4, 2023, for our nationwide walk, Breathe Deep TOGETHER. Thousands of people from across the country, coming together in a singular event, is a powerful way to make our voices heard and increase the visibility of lung cancer.

What the End of the COVID Public Health Emergency Means for You

It’s been more than 3 years since the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) first declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to COVID-19. Since then, periodic renewals of the PHE have increased the flexibility of healthcare delivery. The PHE is set to end on May 11, 2023. A separate National Emergency that was enacted due to COVID-19 ended on April 10. Of the two, the end of the PHE will be more consequential for day-to-day healthcare delivery.  

10 Reasons to Attend LUNGevity’s HOPE Summit

HOPE Summit is a weekend conference unlike any other! The Summit brings hundreds of people affected by lung cancer together to build their community, give and get support, and learn how to live well with lung cancer.

As returning participant Tom puts it, “Imagine a world where you can look around and see hundreds of people thriving with lung cancer. Imagination is not necessary! Join us at the LUNGevity Summit on May 5th and celebrate life!”