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Spotlight: Self-Care

Spotlight: Self-Care

Coping with a lung cancer diagnosis or life with lung cancer as a patient or caregiver can be incredibly difficult. It can be hard sometimes to get through a single day. We’re taking all of April to celebrate self-care and the impact it can have. We will be sharing tips, and would love for you to join in the conversation if you have any to add, or any questions!

Self-care is about looking after and taking care of yourself – in a healthy way. Whether it’s drinking plenty of water or getting enough sleep, self-care can take many forms, and can help us feel more ready to take on challenges like battling lung cancer. While they may seem small and unimportant, they can really add up.

We don’t just want to share our own thoughts and methods, though; we want to hear from you! Here is how you can join in on this conversation to share your thoughts:


Have a self-care tip, or question you’d like to ask? Please share with us in our

self-care forum


Have a personal self-care story you would like to share with us? A way of self-care that has really made a difference in your life with lung cancer or as a caregiver?

Share your story


Be sure to also follow us all month long on Twitter and use the hashtag #SelfCareAware.






Learn more about the role of self-care in coping with lung cancer:

Self-Care Basics: Why is it important and how can we practice it?
By Editorial Team—February 6, 2017
While there are many ways we can care for ourselves, the most important outcome is that we feel ready and capable to take on whatever life throws at us; from daily negativity or stress, to the challenges of battling a chronic illness. Although its definition and practice can vary, here are some sure-fire ways to implement self-care in your daily life…READ MORE

Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver
When taking on a caregiver role, it is so easy to let your health and wellbeing fall to the wayside. While it may seem like you need to put yourself second in order to make someone else your first priority, this isn’t always the case. When your health and wellbeing break down, so does your ability to effectively care for and aid someone else…READ MORE

Practicing Self-Care on a Budget
By Editorial Team—April 5, 2017
There are MANY ways we can practice self-care every day without spending a single penny. And even if we did want to treat ourselves every once in awhile, there are low-cost options that won’t break the bank, and will be just as effective…READ MORE