Depending on your lung capacity and status, you may need mobility assistance or portable oxygen, and you may qualify for a handicapped parking sticker to reduce the distance you must walk from your car into buildings. If your lung cancer has affected your vocal cords, you may need speech therapy to improve swallowing or local injection of the vocal cords to improve voice quality.
Good nutrition and exercise (as tolerated) can also assist you in recovering from your lung cancer, as well as from the effects of treatment.
Emotional Support and Counseling
with a mental health professional can improve your coping strategies for dealing with the physical symptoms and emotional stress that often accompany cancer. Therapists can help you deal with losses associated with the disease, such as the inability to work and dependence on others for housekeeping or personal care.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a