Lung Cancer

When you are first diagnosed with lung cancer and throughout the different phases of your treatment and recovery, it is normal to experience a range of emotions such as fear, sadness, anxiety, anger and frustration. It is helpful to keep communication lines open with your family, carers and healthcare team and discuss how you are feeling. If feelings of sadness or anxiety are ongoing or severe, please talk to anyone in your healthcare team. Lung Foundation Australia offers a range of services and resources to support you and help you improve your well-being.

Lung Cancer Support Nurse

The Lung Cancer Support Nurse provides a free telephone-based service for patients, their families and carers at any stage of their lung cancer journey. The Lung Cancer Support Nurse is a highly experienced oncology nurse who can provide evidence-based information regarding diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, well-being in addition to guidance about relevant support services.

The Lung Cancer Support Nurse aims to empower patients, their families and carers to work with their healthcare team to make informed choices about the treatment and management of their lung cancer, whilst also addressing their supportive care needs.

To arrange a free telephone appointment contact the Information and Support Centre on free call 1800 654 301 or complete the form linked below.

The psychological needs of patients with lung cancer

Being diagnosed with lung cancer or experiencing a change in the progression of your lung cancer, is difficult. When you are diagnosed with lung cancer, you and your family members are confronted with adjustment, which can often result in loss of independence and confidence. Lifestyle changes and compromises can raise difficult emotions, including depression, anxiety, anger, regret or guilt. While emotions are part of the body’s natural response, it doesn’t mean they need to take over your life. It is important to know that there is support available in many forms to help you adjust and live well.

Lung Cancer and Physical Activity

Bridging the gap between treatment and life with Kelly Prosser, Exercise Physiologist.

Exercise physiologist Kelly Prosser joined Lung Foundation Australia’s Hope and Light Lung Cancer Support Group to discuss the benefits of exercise during and post treatment, tips and tricks on exercise, and how exercise can improve quality of life. For more information on exercising with lung cancer, please contact our Information and Support Team via freecall 1800 654 301.