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Lung Cancer Resources

Fairfield Medical Center and its Cancer Resource Center provide a vast array of support programs, resources and care for patients with lung cancer. These programs and resources can help you and your family address issues that you may face as a result of your cancer diagnosis or its treatment.

Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center

The Fairfield Medical Cancer Resource Center is open to cancer patients and their support people. Educational classes, support services and retail products are offered to reduce stress and ease recovery and coping processes. The center is staffed Monday through Friday (or by appointment) by an FMC coordinator and volunteers, many of whom are cancer survivors.
135 N. Ewing St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-277-6941
fmchealth.org/cancer resource center

Cancer Support Fund

The FMC and TWIG 1 Cancer Care Fund offers individualized assistance to those patients who qualify. Click Here for more information on this program.

Look Good ... Feel Better

Look Good … Feel Better is a free program offered by FMC for women undergoing cancer treatment. The class helps participants manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. Instructors trained by the American Cancer Society teach women about beauty techniques such as skin care, makeup application, wig styling and ways to wear a scarf. Lead instructors are certified every two years. Click Here for more information on this program.

Lung Cancer Screening

Our guidelines for screening are based on the National Lung Screening Trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Low dose cancer screening is recommended for:
• Men or women between the ages of 55 and 74
• Current or former smokers (has quit smoking within the last 15 years)
• Smoked at least one pack per day for 30 years or more OR two packs per day for 15 years
To schedule or for more information, please contact Ivy O’Neal at 740-689-6889 or email ivyo@fmchealth.org. Physician order is required for lung cancer screenings.

Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group

This group provides hope, support, information and friendship to anyone touched by cancer, including patients, survivors, family members and friends. We welcome individuals coping with any type of chronic illness. The group meets the fourth Thursday of most months from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Greenfield Township Fire Department, 3245 Havensport Road near the intersection of Election House and Coonpath roads. For more information, call 740-756-7084 or email circleofhopecsg@aol.com. Visit the Circle of Hope website at circleofhopecsg.vpweb.com.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic diseases and disorders of the lungs and airways, as well as some of the treatments for them, can take a toll on one's health and quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs use an array of tactics – from education and exercise to encouraging lifestyle changes – to help patients manage their conditions. Click here for more information about our physical therapy services.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is an event that provides hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk - from survivors to the newly diagnosed to loved ones to healthcare professionals to those simply wanting to help. You also will learn about the latest advancements for lung cancer, hear stories of survival and be connected with others in the lung cancer community. Join FMC this coming November for Lung Cancer Awareness month and our Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.

American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivors Network

This network is composed of an online community where survivors and caregivers share their experiences and recommend helpful resources. For more information, go to csn.cancer.org.

American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope”

This is a support program (in-person, online and telephone) for survivors and their loved ones. For more information, please call 1-800-227-2345 or go to cancer.org.

American Lung Association

As the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Lung Association's mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. For more information, please visit lung.org.

Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club Worldwide and The Wellness Community)

Provide a full range of cancer wellness programs and services for all cancer patients, any diagnosis, any stage, their family members, and caregivers. We offer more than 80 monthly on-going programs and services as part of a comprehensive cancer care. Our programs and services are provided at no cost, to ensure that there is not an additional financial burden on those already coping with life-threatening issues.. For more information, please 614-884-HOPE or visit cancersupportohio.org

Free to Breathe

We are a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders. We are united in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure. For more information, please visit freetobreathe.org.

LungCancer.org

Lungcancer.org is a service of CancerCare®, a non-profit organization providing free, professional support, such as including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications, to anyone coping with lung cancer. For more information, please visit LungCancer.org.

Indoor Radon Program

The Indoor Radon Program is under the Division of Prevention and Bureau of Radiation Protection. The program is responsible for Radon Outreach and Education and Radon Licensing. Low cost Radon test kits are now available to Ohio residents through ohio.radon.com.

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Radiation Protection
Indoor Radon Program
246 North High Street - 7th Floor 35 Bldg.
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: 614-644-2727
E-mail: Bradiation@odh.ohio.gov

Lung Cancer Alliance

The LCA is the oldest and leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer. They offer personalized support, information and referral services at no cost through a team of trained, dedicated staff members to help patients, their loved ones and those at-risk. The LCA also is an advocate for increased lung cancer research funding and equitable access, coverage and reimbursement for screening, treatment, diagnostics, and testing. The LCA conducts national education campaigns about the disease, risk and early detection.
For more information about lung cancer or lung cancer screening please visit lungcanceralliance.org

Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

This project offers support programs (online and telephone) for lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals living with cancer and their partners. For more information, please visit whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject.