From #42, to 'Saved By The Scan'
You've quit smoking. Congratulations! Now you're moving forward with a healthier life. Smoking is in the rear view mirror. Maybe it's even been a decade since you quit. However, while your smoking history might not be at the forefront of your mind, there are still steps you should take to protect your health, and maybe even save your life.
I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
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.
Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient’s Perspective
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.
Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
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.
Sharing Our Stories to Shine a Spotlight on the Realities of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer has very few symptoms early on, which is one reason why the disease is so deadly. It is often found by chance. And even though lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, awareness remains critically low.
Why I Joined LUNG FORCE
Five years after losing her mother to lung cancer, LUNG FORCE Hero Heather P. shares her story with the hope of raising awareness, encouraging others and, someday, finding a cure.
Support from Day One: Turning a lung cancer diagnosis into action
To say receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is overwhelming is an understatement. The day you hear those words, your life changes forever. Once you’ve had a moment to process the diagnosis, it is natural to think “Now what?”
Advocacy Day 2017 Wrap Up: Q&A with John F. Emanuel, Board Chair
Earlier this month, LUNG FORCE heroes from across the country went to Washington, D.C., for the American Lung Association’s second annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day. Our editorial team talked to John F. Emanuel, JD, Lung Association Board Chair, about his experiences on Capitol Hill and how he sees LUNG FORCE growing in the future.
Consider Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer
When it was time for Diane Legg to begin treatment for recurrent lung cancer, she asked her doctor about clinical trials.
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.