Almost 50,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the UK, making it the third most common cancer across the country. It is more common in those over 75 and over 70% of diagnoses are caused by smoking.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, so we’ve taken a look at some of the support organisations available in the UK.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
For those living with lung cancer across the UK, the Roy Castle foundation offers free information and support. Services include information days, a network of local support groups, help with financial grants, a will writing service and bereavement support. It also has a telephone helpline and online forum where people can get advice and information, speak to a nurse or just have a chat.
Asthma + Lung UK
This national charity provides support to people living with lung and asthma related conditions. The charity has support groups all over the UK and offers advice and raises awareness via their website. There is also a telephone helpline with respiratory specialists or health care advisors who can help with any questions and how to manage different conditions.
Everybreath Lung Cancer Support
Located in Orpington, the Everybreath Support group meet in person on the last Thursday of every month and provide support to those living with lung cancer. Members meet to support each other by shared experiences and offering practical support.
This private Facebook group is for people living with bronchial and lung neuroendocrine /carcinoid cancer. The membership base includes patients, NET specialty oncologists, nurses, caretakers and advocates and offers resources, information and encouragement to people with the condition and the people who care for and about them.
To find support organisations in your area, simply visit our homepage and enter your postcode and the service you’re looking for to find local support.