LSU Lung Cancer Research Study

Diptasri Mandal, PhD:
Principal Investigator
(504) 568-6156
dmanda@lsuhsc.edu     

Angelle Bencaz, MSPH

Co-Investigator
(504) 568-2216
abenca@lsuhsc.edu

 

Jessica Chambliss, MS, CRC:

Co-Investigator

(504) 568-7027
jcham5@lsuhsc.edu

 


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Please click on any of the informational links below for resources on caregiving, and scroll to the bottom of the page for resources for friends and family:

 

INFORMATION FOR CAREGIVERS

Handouts & Fact Sheets

  1. Being a Caregiver  (American Cancer Society) (handout)

  2. Building a Community of Support (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  3. Caregiving (LUNGevity) (handout)

  4. Caring Advice for Caregivers: How Can You Help Yourself? (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  5. Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  6. Coping with the Stress of Caregiving (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  7. Emotional Care: Tips on How to Listen (Irish Cancer Society) (handout)

  8. Managing the Practical Concerns of Your Loved One's Diagnosis (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  9. Questions to Ask the Doctor (Abbott) (handout)

  10. The Caregiver's Bill of Rights

  11. Young Adults as Caregivers (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

Booklets

  1. Caregiver CHOICES (Caring Ambassadors)

  2. Caregiver CHOICES: An Empowerment Guide to Help You Navigate the Journey Together! (Caring Ambassadors)

  3. Caregiver Stress and Burnout: Tips for Regaining Your Energy, Optimism, and Hope (Helpguide.org)

  4. Caregivers: Facing the Challenge Together (MD Anderson Cancer Center) 

  5. Caring for Your Loved One with Cancer (CancerCare Connect Booklet Series)

  6. Caring for Someone with Advanced Cancer: A Guide for Carers (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  7. Caring for Someone with Lung Cancer: Guide for Carers (Irish Cancer Society)

  8. Caring for the Caregiver: Support for Cancer Caregivers (National Cancer Institute)

  9. Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (American Cancer Society) 

  10. Coping with Holidays and Special Occasions (CancerCare)

  11. Coping with Lung Cancer: Emotional Support and Help for Caregivers (Inspire)

  12. End-of-Life Caregiving (Caring Connections)

  13. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Ten Tips for Caregivers (Cancer Support Community) 

  14. Living with Advanced Lung Diseases: A Guide for Family Caregivers 

  15. Looking After Someone with Cancer (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  16. Lung Cancer: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers (Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Program)

  17. Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families (AARP)

  18. What It Takes to Be a Caregiver (American Cancer Society) 

  19. What You Need to Know as a Cancer Caregiver (American Cancer Society) 

  20. When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer (National Cancer Institute) 

  21. When Someone You Love Has Completed Cancer Treatment (National Cancer Institute) 

  22. When Someone You Love Is Being Treated For Cancer  (National Cancer Institute) 

Interactive Tools & Worksheets

  1. My Way for Caregivers: Express your emotions about cancer (lifewithlungcancer.info) (interactive web page) 

  2. The Caregiver Personal Journal (NavigateLungCancer.org) (worksheet)

Web Pages

  1. Caregivers and Family (American Cancer Society)

  2. Caregiver Resource Center (LUNGevity.org)

  3. Caregiving (Helpguide.org)

  4. Caring for the Caregiver: How to support a loved with one with lung disease (American Lung Association)

  5. Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer (LungCancer.org)

  6. Coping Tips for Lung Cancer Caregivers (John Hopkins Medicine)

  7. Family Caregivers in Cancer (PDQ) - Patient Version (National Cancer Institute)

  8. Navigating the World of Caregiving (AARP)

  9. Self-Care Tips (American Lung Association)

  10. Support for Caregivers and Loved Ones of Someone with Lung Cancer (Lung Cancer Alliance)

  11. Support From Day One: Support for Caregivers (American Lung Association, mylungcancersupport.org)

  12. Support From Day One: Taking Care of Yourself (American Lung Association, mylungcancersupport.org)

  13. The Caregiver's Handbook (National Care Planning Council)

  14. What you need to know if you take care of someone with lung cancer (American Lung Association)

  15. Your Role as Lung Cancer Caregiver (navigatelungcancer.com) 

Websites

  1. CareGiving.com

  2. Caregiving Cafe

  3. Caring.com

  4. Today's Caregiver - Caregiver.com

Online Support Groups & Communities

  1. Caregivers (Mayo Clinic Connect) (online community)

  2. GUIDES Program (Lung Cancer Alliance) (The Grief and Understanding In Death and End-of-life Support (GUIDES) Program, peer-to-peer support) (Tel: 1-800-298-2436 or email Tara Perloff at tperloff@lungcanceralliance.org)

  3. Lung Cancer Caregiver Support Group (lungcancer.org) (online support)

  4. Lung Cancer Survivors Support Community's "Family Members and Caregivers" (Inspire) (online support)

  5. Lotsa Helping Hands  (online caring Community)

  6. The Caregiver Space (online community of caregivers)

Organizations  

  1. Caregiver Action Network  (Tel: 202-454-3970; Email: info@caregiveraction.org)

  2. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) (Tel: 800-445-8106)

  3. Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) (Tel: 800-738-2257)

  4. National Alliance for Caregiving (Tel: 301-718-8444)

Podcast  

  1. For Caregivers: Practical Tips to Cope with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer (CancerCare)

Video Library

  1. Caregivers (Lung Cancer Foundation of America, LCFA) (YouTube)

  2. Caring for a Loved One - Coral's Role as Caregiver (LifeWithLungCancer) (YouTube)

  3. Introduction to Family Caregiving (Cancer.Net) (YouTube)

Family and Medical Leave Act

  1. Fact Sheet #28: The Family and Medical Leave Act (U.S. Department of Labor) (fact sheet)

  2. Fact Sheet #28A: Employee Protections Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (U.S. Department of Labor) (fact sheet)

  3. Family and Medical Leave Act (United States Department of Labor) (web page)

  4. The Employee's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (U.S. Department of Labor) (booklet)

 

INFORMATION FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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Handouts & Fact Sheets

  1. How to Support Someone Caring for Another (Caring Connections) (handout)

  2. What Can I Say To A Newly Diagnosed Loved One? (CancerCare) (fact sheet)

  3. What to Say When Someone has Cancer (Cancer Services) (tip sheet)

Booklets

  1. Be There for Someone Facing Cancer: A Short Guide to Help Make Sure No One Faces Cancer Alone (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  2. Coping When Someone Close to You Has Cancer (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  3. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Support From a Distance (Cancer Support Community)

  4. How Can I Help?: Supporting Someone with Cancer (Cancer Council NSW)

  5. How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer (American Cancer Society)

  6. Lost for Words: How to Talk to Someone with Cancer (Irish Cancer Society)

  7. When Someone You Know Has Cancer (American Cancer Society)

Web Pages

  1. 10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) (web page article)

  2. Family and Friends (American Lung Association)

  3. Five Ways to Help Someone with Lung Cancer (CarePages) (web page article)

  4. Helping a Loved One with Cancer Long Distance (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

  5. How to Help a Friend with Cancer (Lung Cancer Alliance) (blog)

  6. Supporting Someone Through Cancer: What to Say, What Not to Say. (CancerServicesOnline.org)

  7. Talking About Cancer (Macmillan Cancer Support)

  8. Things Not to Say to Someone With Lung Cancer (Verywell)

  9. What a Friend Can Do (Cancer and Careers)

  10. What to say to someone with cancer (MD Anderson Cancer Center) (Cancerwise Blog)

  11. When a Coworker Has Cancer: What to Say (Cancer and Careers)

Online Community

  1. The Source (Macmillan Cancer Support's Online Community)

Video Library

  1. Talking With Someone Who Has Cancer (Cance.Net) (YouTube)

 

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