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Patient and Family Resources

Livia Szeto, RN and Nina Lippert Research nurse Livia Szeto, RN, right, embraces Nina Lippert, a lung cancer survivor.

Care for cancer patients involves more than tests and treatments. The most effective, personalized care requires support, counseling, and access to information.

Patients who come to the University of Chicago Medicine campus benefit from a wide range of resources that help empower patients and provide hope for families.

The Cancer Resource Center at the University of Chicago offers important answers and resources to families such as:

  • Helpful books, audiotapes, and other resources from the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the American Lung Association, and other respected organizations
  • Connections to other patients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area
  • Financial assistance information
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Help with transportation
  • Connections to complementary medicine professionals, such as massage therapists
  • Educational events

View the Cancer Resource Center calendar (PDF)

Every month, lung cancer patients and their families can attend a lung cancer networking lunch group to share information and experiences. Gilda's Club Chicago and other cancer support groups meet regularly to offer information and support. »Learn more about cancer support groups and events

Tricia Parker

View a video of Tricia Parker, LSW, speaking about "Connecting: Resources for Persons with Lung Cancer & Their Families."