Educational support group open to lung cancer patients and caregivers in L.A. area

October 20, 2011 | by

Rupinder Sidhu

Rupinder Sidhu encourages and supports lung cancer patients through their treatment journey.(Photo by Alicia Di Rado)

If you have lung cancer or know someone who does, you’re not alone. City of Hope offers one of the only lung cancer educational/support groups in the Los Angeles area.

It’s difficult enough to deal with the loneliness that can accompany a diagnosis of cancer. But some lung cancer patients must deal with even more than their feelings of isolation: Some believe they’re at fault for their disease.

To empower these patients, members of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine’s Division of Clinical Social Work offer a lung cancer support group that provides vital education. The group features a guest speaker from the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, the Department of Supportive Care Medicine or the community every month.

 


  • Insurance Guy

    I think that this is a great idea. I know that when my brother was diagnosed he felt alone a lot of the time. Maybe if he had a support group like this he would have been happier. Good luck with the support group.