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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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Understanding the Possible Links Between COPD and Lung Cancer

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 18, 2014

While they are definitely different conditions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer are sometimes linked. According to the Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund, an estimated 50 to 90 percent of lung cancer patients also have COPD. What causes the link between these two conditions? There are two primary possibilities.

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Topics: COPD, living with copd, lung cancer

Living With Lung Cancer: What Is a Carcinoid Tumor?

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Jan 16, 2014

According to the American Cancer Society, a lung carcinoid tumor is a rare, slow-growing tumor that is classified as a type of neuroendocrine tumor. While neuroendocrine tumors can develop anywhere in the body, the American Cancer Society states that four different types can develop in the lungs. Of these four, two types are carcinoid tumors. Here’s an explanation of each one:

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Topics: chronic lung disease, lung cancer, Carcinoid Tumor

Living With Lung Cancer: Understanding NSCLC and SCLC

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Mon, Dec 16, 2013

According to lungcancer.org, there are two major types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Knowing the difference between the two conditions can often make living with lung cancer a bit easier. Read on for a detailed explanation of the two.

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Topics: lung cancer, living with lung cancer, NSCLC, SCLC

Life With Lung Cancer: Dealing With Chemotherapy Side Effects

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Wed, Dec 11, 2013

If you've been diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the primary treatment methods is chemotherapy. While this treatment works to rid your body of cancerous cells, various side effects make life with lung cancer more challenging. However, with the right techniques offered by the Lung Cancer Alliance, you can deal with the following side effects:

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Topics: chronic lung disease, lung cancer, chemotherapy side effects

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