Lung Care Resources
(patient-oriented sites marked with *)
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Cancer.net is the award-winning patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). With nearly 25,000 members in the United States and abroad, ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology subspecialties who care for people living with cancer.
*Cancer Survivors Network
This site is completely non-commercial and provides a private, secure way to find and communicate with others who share your interests and experiences. You control access to your personal information such as your email address. You, and only you, decide to whom to make that information available.
A place to heal, celebrate and share. CaringBridge® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization offering free personalized Web sites to those wishing to stay in touch with family and friends during significant life events. Their mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way. CaringBridge authors quickly and easily create personalized Web sites that display journal entries and photographs. Well-wishers visit the site to read updates and leave messages in the Guestbook.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Society of Thoracic Surgery
The mission of the Society is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 6,000 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.