How Can Asbestos Lung Cancer Resources Help Me?
Asbestos lung cancer resources can ease the burdens you and your family may feel after a cancer diagnosis.
At first, lung cancer can feel overwhelming — but many people have walked in your shoes and can help you.
Lung cancer resources include:
- Financial assistance: Get compensation to pay for your lung cancer treatments and any other expenses.
- Foundations and organizations: Major organizations connect lung cancer patients with medical care and fund cancer research to find a cure.
- Support groups: Connect with other lung cancer patients or caregivers and find ways to cope with your diagnosis.
All of these resources can be a big help to you and your family. Work with the Lung Cancer Group team to find top resources. Get started with a free case review.
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Resources Available from Lung Cancer Group
Lung Cancer Group connects those with asbestos-related lung cancer to medical and financial resources.
Each member of our team knows how lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases can devastate families. We will walk with you through your lung cancer journey and do anything we can to make things easier for you.
We can connect you with:
- Asbestos information: Thousands of lung cancer cases are linked to asbestos, a cancer-causing substance that companies used while hiding the risks from the public. We have a database of information related to asbestos and can determine how you were exposed. Knowing how you were exposed is key to getting financial aid for lung cancer.
- Financial payouts: Work with our team to pursue financial compensation for your treatment expenses and any other bills you may have. Our team makes the compensation process hassle-free.
- Medical resources: Lung Cancer Group has pages of information related to the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
The entire Lung Cancer Group team is here for you during this time. Our team has helped thousands of people diagnosed with lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases get financial aid. Connect with us now by calling (877) 446-5767.
Lung Cancer Support Groups
Joining a lung cancer support group allows you to feel less alone and get advice from other people who are also going through cancer. Further, many cancer support groups are led by medical professionals or social workers, so you can get advice from experts.
Support groups for lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases meet in person all over the country. You can also join online or over-the-phone support groups. Learn about different types of lung cancer support groups below.
In-Person Lung Cancer Support Groups
In-person lung cancer support groups can meet anywhere, including churches, community centers, or cancer care facilities.
The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer has a list of in-person support groups by state. Browse the full list of lung cancer support groups here.
You can also find lung cancer support groups near you by contacting your local hospitals.
Over-the-Phone Lung Cancer Support Groups
Support groups that meet by phone are a convenient way to speak with other lung cancer patients if there aren’t in-person support groups near you.
Over-the-phone lung cancer support groups include:
- Moffitt Lung Cancer Telephone Support Group: This cancer center has over-the-phone support available for patients with advanced lung cancer. Call 813-745-8407 to learn more.
- Phone Buddy Program: This program matches you with a volunteer advocate who is either going through lung cancer treatment or is a survivor. Find a lung cancer Phone Buddy now.
- Sentara Cancer Network: This is a national lung cancer support group that meets by phone on the second Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Sign up for this support group by calling 757-827-2438.
Online Lung Cancer Support Groups
Many online lung cancer support groups meet using video-based apps like Zoom, allowing you to get a face-to-face connection with other patients.
Other online support groups meet on messaging boards or Facebook, meaning you can participate and interact with other members at any time.
Online lung cancer support groups include:
- CancerCare: This cancer organization hosts a 15-week online lung cancer support group for patients currently undergoing treatment. Register for this support group for free.
- Imerman Angels: This site can help you find a lung cancer survivor to serve as your personal mentor during your cancer battle. You can also sign up to become a lung cancer mentor.
- Inspire’s Lung Cancer Survivors group: This group has more than 140,000 members and is sponsored by the American Lung Association (ALA).
Foundations That Help Asbestos Lung Cancer Patients
There are many organizations and foundations that work to improve the lives of those with asbestos-related lung cancer. These foundations may offer connections to treatment or doctors, host support groups, or fund research to find a cure.
Learn about some of the top foundations helping those with lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
American Cancer Society
Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society (ACS) provides information and resources for those diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma (an asbestos-caused cancer that affects the linings of major organs), and many other cancers. Patients can also access resources like support groups, rides to treatment, and more.
Call the ACS Cancer Helpline at (800) 227-2345. You can also explore the ACS resource database to find helpful cancer programs in your area.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association (ALA) was founded in 1904 and has remained a leading organization in the fight against lung cancer.
The ALA offers support to those fighting lung cancer, works to find a cure, and encourages smokers to quit. Its website also has information on other asbestos-related diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Call 1-800-LUNG-USA toll-free to speak with ALA specialists about your lung cancer diagnosis.
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded in 2004 by families of those who died from asbestos-related diseases. It has since become one of the biggest groups fighting for those with asbestos lung cancer and other diseases.
The organization educates people on the dangers of asbestos, connects patients and families with others so they feel less alone, and advocates for a total ban on asbestos.
Visit the ADAO’s official website to see how you can get involved.
CancerCare was established in 1944 to help cancer patients get the support they deserve.
Lung cancer patients can access support groups, financial aid, case management services, and much more through CancerCare.
Get help for lung cancer from CancerCare right now.
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer was founded by lung cancer patients and survivors.
This foundation provides many resources to lung cancer patients, including a list of support groups by state, a Phone Buddy program (which matches lung cancer patients to other patients or survivors), and another program that connects patients to clinical trials. Clinical trials test new treatments that may help patients live longer.
Learn more by visiting the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer website.
Seven lung cancer patients came together to form the LUNGevity Foundation in 2001. The foundation provides many different support options to patients, including online forums and a one-on-one mentorship program with lung cancer survivors. It also raises funds for lung cancer research.
You can reach the LUNGevity Foundation’s lung cancer helpline at (844) 360-5864.
Support for Caregivers of Lung Cancer Patients
Asbestos-related lung cancer doesn’t just impact the patient — it also affects families, relatives, and friends. Spouses, adult children, or friends may need to become the lung cancer patient’s primary caregiver outside of a hospital setting.
Caring for someone with lung cancer can be physically and emotionally taxing. Thankfully, there are support options for caregivers as well.
Caregivers of lung cancer patients can get support from:
- Caregiver support groups: Support groups build a sense of community among caregivers, allowing them to share tips and coping strategies. There are many lung cancer support groups for caregivers.
- Respite care: Respite care allows a temporary caregiver to step in if a primary caregiver is overwhelmed or needs a break. The ACS can help you find respite services in your area — call 1-800-227-2345 to learn more.
- Home health services: Home health services are similar to respite care except they’re offered on a long-term basis. These services allow lung cancer patients to get care from registered nurses and other trained professionals if needed. Find home health services using Medicare’s online database right now.
Financial Assistance for Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Those with asbestos-related lung cancer can get financial aid after a diagnosis. Financial assistance can go a long way since lung cancer treatments can cost thousands of dollars or more, even with insurance.
You can get financial assistance for asbestos-related lung cancer since makers of asbestos-based products knew the risks but hid them for decades. They let you get sick, so they should pay for your medical expenses.
Learn about the ways you can get compensation for asbestos lung cancer below.
Asbestos Lung Cancer Legal Claims
Legal claims (also known as lawsuits) for asbestos lung cancer allow you to demand financial payouts from the makers of asbestos-containing products. Manufacturers used asbestos and hid the dangers — they let you get sick to make money.
Other asbestos lung cancer patients have gotten very high financial payouts in some cases through these claims.
For best results, work with a lung cancer lawyer. These lawyers can file a legal claim on your behalf while you focus on getting medical care — meaning there’s no extra stress put on you or your family.
Find legal help for lung cancer right now. Get a free case review to connect with top lung cancer lawyers near you.
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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
Some makers of asbestos-based products filed for bankruptcy to avoid getting sued. However, bankrupt asbestos companies had to set aside money in trust funds to pay those who were harmed.
Over $30 billion is available in asbestos trust funds today. An asbestos lung cancer lawyer can help you file a trust fund claim and get money from these trusts.
Grant Programs for Lung Cancer Patients
Affording medical care continues to be a challenge for many lung cancer patients and their families. Because of this, grants have been established to help patients cover their expenses.
Lung cancer grant programs include:
- Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC): CFAC is a database connecting cancer patients to financial aid. Fourteen organizations, including the ACS and CancerCare, came together to found CFAC. Explore financial resources from CFAC now.
- PAN Foundation: The PAN Foundation works to help patients pay for medical care as costs are rising — even among those who have insurance. The foundation has funds available for both non-small cell and small-cell lung cancer (either type can be caused by asbestos exposure). View the foundation’s official site.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): TANF provides monthly payouts, so low-income families can afford food, rent, and other basic living expenses. Find TANF programs by state and learn if you qualify.
The ALA also has compiled a wide range of programs lung cancer patients can access to get financial aid. Browse the ALA’s list of financial resources.
Other Resources for Asbestos Lung Cancer Patients
- Asbestos Job Sites: Database of work sites that used asbestos. Find out if a site you worked on caused you to develop asbestos-related lung cancer.
- Cancer Support Community: Connects patients and caregivers with local support groups and other resources.
- Lung Cancer Resource Foundation: Focuses on raising funds to find a cure for lung cancer. The foundation can also direct lung cancer patients to medical and financial resources.
- LUNG FORCE Heroes: Survivor stories from the ALA. Browse these stories to find hope.
- National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Page: Allows patients to find active clinical trials for lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers.
- Sokolove Law: Leading law firm for asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases. Lung Cancer Group has partnered with Sokolove Law so patients can easily pursue financial compensation with the firm’s help.
Access Support After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Getting the right support and resources is crucial to fighting asbestos-related lung cancer. Support groups, financial aid, and other resources can help you and your family access lung cancer treatments, pay your bills, and stay positive.
Remember: You never deserved to develop lung cancer from asbestos exposure. Makers of asbestos-based products hid the truth from you and millions of others. Getting support as you fight lung cancer can help you become a survivor and hold these companies accountable.
The Lung Cancer Group team can help you access support options right now. We have connections to attorneys who can pursue financial compensation for you. Call (877) 446-5767 to get started.