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    Support groups provide an opportunity to exchange information about the disease, give and take advice about managing side effects, and share feelings with others who are in a similar situation.

    Support groups also help your family and friends deal with the stress of cancer.

    Many organizations offer support groups for people with cancer and their loved ones. You can get information about such groups from your doctor, nurse, or hospital social worker.

    The following organizations can help you with support and counseling:

    For More Information

    American Cancer Society
    (800) ACS-2345

    American Lung Association
    (800) LUNG-USA
    (800) 586-4872

    National Cancer Institute
    (800) 4-CANCER
    (800) 422-6237

    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    (888) 282-2552

    WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicineHealth

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on January 18, 2016
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