How Do I Connect With Other People In The Lung Cancer Community?
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis for both men and women in the United States.1 Regardless, it can be challenging to find other people who understand your experiences. Our goal at LungCancer.net is to connect lung cancer patients and caregivers with one another and build an online community that helps bridge the gap.
How do I connect with others on LungCancer.net?
Our Community Hub is a great place to see what people are talking about in the lung cancer community. Here, we share trending topics, the latest updates, and we have a spot where you can connect with other members. It's our one-stop shop for all things lung cancer!
Most people also start by reading our articles about life with lung cancer. Almost all the articles on this website are written by someone with lung cancer. Additionally, our Editorial Team brings the latest news and research updates to the community.
Stories, forums, and more
Articles are just the tip of the iceberg!
Everyone who is affected by lung cancer has their own unique story to tell. In our Stories section, anyone can share what their experience with lung cancer has been like as well as read stories from other community members.
Forums are another way to dive deeper into a conversation geared around a specific topic. You can use forums to ask questions you may have about lung cancer or its treatments. Reaching out on forums is a great way to get answers to any of your “is this normal?” questions and hear directly from those who also have lung cancer. For example, there are forums on:
Our contributor team at LungCancer.net also writes relatable articles about life with lung cancer. If an article strikes a chord with you, you can feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
What if I want to communicate privately?
If you are concerned about privacy, it’s easy to stay anonymous on LungCancer.net by choosing a username that does not reveal any personal information.
Creating an anonymous username
Choose a username that does not use your first and last name or any nicknames that might easily identify you. Then register following these few simple steps:
- Register as a LungCancer.net member
- Enter your anonymous username
- Enter your email address. Your email will not be visible to other users on LungCancer.net. Your email will be used to log in to your account and receive your LungCancer.net weekly newsletter.
Using LungCancer.net anonymously
Once you log in using the email for your anonymous username, you will be able to participate on LungCancer.net anonymously. You can share as much or as little as you want about your experience with lung cancer. If you choose to remain anonymous, you will want to make sure you do not post anything that includes personal information about your identity. Some examples might include:
- Your location (generally, mentioning your state or country is fine!)
- Full names of your family members or friends
- Your place of employment
- Detailed personal or medical information
- Thank you for joining us
Thank you for being a member of LungCancer.net. We hope you enjoy connecting with others in the lung cancer community!
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