June 2017 Articles | American Lung Association

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June 2017 Articles

  • Healthcare advocate in turquoise jacket shaking hands with representative I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
    June 21, 2017  |  Ashley M.
    Ashley M. shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American's healthcare.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss. Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient's Perspective
    June 20, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has participated in clinical trials.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Father's Day Blog A Father's Reason for Quitting Smoking
    June 15, 2017  |  Stu Krogman
    While quitting smoking is a very personal decision, and one that only a smoker can make, certain life changes, like starting a family, can affect our decisions, especially when it comes to our health. For Stu Krogman, he made the decision to quit smoking when he became a father, and he hasn't looked back since.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless, and can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine. Don't Be Fooled, E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids
    June 6, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    What's coming out of an e-cigarette (aerosol) may look different than secondhand smoke from cigarettes, but it's far from harmless.
  • Each Breath Blog What Healthy Lungs Can Do For You
    June 5, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Chances are you don't think much about your lungs. This reliable pair works hard for you all the time, helping you breathe 12 to 15 times a minute at rest—that's more than 6 million breaths a year. If our lungs could talk, they would ask us to please help them stay healthy so we can do more wonderful things.
  • survivor_hands_k Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
    June 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Every year on the first Sunday of June, local events are organized throughout the country in support of cancer survivors. National Cancer Survivor Day® is a celebration and rally of support for survivors.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Female doctor looking into a microscope Consider Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer
    April 19, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When it was time for Diane Legg to begin treatment for recurrent lung cancer, she asked her doctor about clinical trials.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
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