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Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer Questions
Asked by labrdor on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
does anyone know if the american cancer society has an online support group where u can chat like in one place. say like if two people are online at the same time...they could go to a place where they could chat...like two spouses could talk about their spouses specific diagnosis...
like how it used to be on aol ...chat rooms..HElp not sure im explaining how i should be thanks
3 Answers from the Community
I'm not sure if the ACS offer online chat areas but I found a site called Cancercare.com, they offer a variety of support avenues: one on one, telephone, and online groups. You have to register and the group I picked doesn't start till June. But I'm looking forward to it.
My husband has stage IV non small cell lung cancer, he was diagnosed in November 2012. Had surgery in January, and is in chemo now. I would be happy to corespond with you and share experiances. I know how alone, fearful and overwhelmed you must feel :(
The answer is yes, the ACS has an online chat forum through their Cancer Survivors Network.
Create your identity on there, and then you will be able to join the chat. Note that there are plenty of times where there is no one on the chat - evenings are best. Some times it's very slow; sometimes bustling, and you can opt into a private chat room with someone else who is on if you don't want to be in the big group. I'm "Abrub" there as well.