LUNG FORCE

  • 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.
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  • storycorps_k Sharing Our Stories to Shine a Spotlight on the Realities of Lung Cancer
    May 19, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
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  • Why I Joined LUNG FORCE
    May 12, 2017  |  Heather P., LUNG FORCE Hero
    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.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • quitday_k Support from Day One: Turning a lung cancer diagnosis into action
    May 8, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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?”
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • capitol17_k Advocacy Day 2017 Wrap Up: Q&A with John F. Emanuel, Board Chair
    April 24, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    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.
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  • 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,
  • scan_k Why Lung Cancer Screening Isn’t for Never Smokers
    April 11, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • advocacyday_k Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
    April 3, 2017  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    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.
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  • stigma_2_k Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
    March 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
  • 5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
    February 3, 2017  |  Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
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