Lung Cancer's Impact on Relationships

Patient or caregiver, actively in treatment or not, a lung cancer diagnosis and journey can be difficult and can impact relationships in a variety of ways. From deciding whether and how to tell people about a diagnosis, to discussingtreatment and care options and personal wishes, relationships may change throughout one's journey.

Many find that connecting with others in the lung cancer community, both online and off, can be a valuable resource, and help build a solid support network as others may change. Who better to understand what you are going through and offer help than those who have had similar experiences?

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. No matter what you are going through, there is a whole community, and many resources, waiting to help.

Would you like to share about a relationship of yours? We would love for you to share your story with us here on our site, or connect with others on our Facebook and Twitter.


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