Living with Lung Cancer

While our primary goal is to cure or control the disease, another top priority is relieving suffering and discomfort for lung cancer patients undergoing cancer treatments.
In addition to curative treatments, City of Hope lung cancer patients have access to the broad range of services offered by our Department of Supportive Care Medicine. The department’s staff of professionals can help patients and loved ones with a variety of care and wellness issues including:
  • Managing side effects
  • Pain management
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to improve breathing
  • Smoking cessation
  • Navigation through the health care system
  • Coping and maintaining emotional/social/spiritual well-being
  • Staying healthy and active during/after treatment
  • Guidance on eating and cooking well
  • Healing arts
  • Building caregivers’ skills  
The Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center is the heart of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, integrating City of Hope's support services under one umbrella. The Biller Resource Center provides a warm and welcoming space where patients, families and caregivers can access the resources, education and support they need to strengthen and empower themselves, before, during and after treatment.

Our team of supportive care experts includes clinical social workers; pain and palliative care physicians and nurses; psychologists, psychiatrists; patient navigators; health educators; spiritual care chaplains; child life specialists and more. The Biller Resource Center staff may be reached at 626-256-4673, ext. 32273 (3CARE).
Tips, tools and online resources to help cancer patients and their families with issues that arise during cancer treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, find out more about becoming a patient or contact us at 800-826-HOPE.