Why Lung Cancer Screening Isn't for Never Smokers
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women. Why is the disease so fatal? One reason is that lung cancer does not often show symptoms until later stages when it has already spread. This makes early detection key and lung cancer screening so important for those at risk, particularly for those who have smoked heavily and for a long time.
The Terrible 10: Air Pollution's Top 10 Health Risks
We know that the air we breathe is important, but why? Air pollution may sometimes be invisible, but it can leave a big imprint on our health. In fact, we're learning that air pollution can impact our health in more ways than previously imagined.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
Nearly three years ago, the American Lung Association formed LUNG FORCE with the goal of uniting the nation against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both women and men in the U.S. Together, we are making lung cancer a cause people care about, driving policy change and increasing research funding.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, Did you smoke? This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
CDC Honors American Lung Association Employees for TB Work
The American Lung Association is celebrating the achievements of two employees' outstanding work in the field of tuberculosis (TB) outreach. Luvette Baldwin and Stephanie Quinn, each Health Promotion Managers of the American Lung Association of Georgia, have been named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. TB Elimination Champions.
World Tuberculosis Day: Five things to understand the global effects of TB
March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, an annual event to recognize the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis (TB).
Women for Lung Health through the Decades
Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.Related Topic: Impact
Q&A With a Better Breathers Club Facilitator
Finding a support system helps to make living with a chronic lung disease a bit easier. The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Clubs (BBC) bring together individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other lung disease to talk about managing their symptoms through everyday life.
The Run That Changed My Life
The boy lay pensively inside an oxygen tent, struggling to breathe the cold, aseptic air; nurses and doctors gathered curiously around their little patient. The child became frightened by this sea of white coats, not knowing if their appearance might precede some other invasive treatment for his inability to inhale.
Remembering Emily Bissel in Honor of Women's History Month
As the American Lung Association celebrates Women's History Month this March, we remember the legacy and accomplishments of one woman who was a pioneering public health hero, Emily Bissell.Related Topic: Impact