LUNG FORCE: Patti LaBelle Gets Personal about Losing Loved Ones to Lung Cancer
Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle lost many people close to her to lung cancer. Two of her sisters, Jackie and Vivian, lost their lives to the disease in their early 40s as well as her first choir instructor who helped shape who she is as a performer.
Fighting for Lung Cancer Patients: My experience at LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day
I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on September 27, 2011. I will never forget that day and the doctor's exact words: "You have lung cancer that has already spread to your spine." I was 40 years old, very active and fit, and had no known risk factors. I was learning, like thousands of others, that you only need lungs to get lung cancer.
LUNG FORCE: Celebrating Women's History Month and Fighting Lung Cancer with Valerie Harper
America absolutely fell in love with Valerie Harper for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Rhoda and Mary were an unstoppable team, especially when they were both single, but it was Rhoda that stole the show. She was spunky, brash and fun, brave enough to move to New York on her own, and divorced—unapologetically—in an era when this was uncommon.
LUNG FORCE: Former Washington D.C. News Anchor and Reporter Shares How She is Surviving Lung Cancer
Only 4 percent of all cancer survivors today are lung cancer survivors. That's why Greta Kreuz, one of our most recognizable LUNG FORCE Heroes, is grateful to join fellow survivors from every state on Capitol Hill to share her very personal story and show support for more robust and sustained federal funding increases for NIH research that will produce additional methods for early detection and better treatments for lung cancer.
The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
It’s not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
Tips for Eating Right During Lung Cancer Treatment
Having lung cancer—and the ups and downs of treatment, stress and lifestyle changes that often come with it—can throw a wrench into healthy eating habits. But getting proper nutrition during lung cancer treatment is especially important, because eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger.
Precision Medicine: How We Got Here
It’s often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
LUNG FORCE: Kellie Pickler Shares How She Suddenly Lost Her Grandmother to Lung Cancer
Music star Kellie Pickler was only 15 years old when her beloved grandmother, Faye Pickler, the woman she called "Mom," was diagnosed with lung cancer. For her grandmother the battle was over just as soon as it began. Only one day after she was diagnosed, Faye passed away. Did you know less than half of women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after diagnosis? According to a recent American Lung Association survey, less than a quarter of women were aware of this startling fact.
LUNG FORCE: Seeing Cancer Research Differently
Cancer doesn't discriminate. American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award recipient for "Novel Approach to Block Lung Cancer Development in Smokers," Dr. Nancy McNamara, is an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She started her work in lung cancer research with a look at how cigarette smoke affects airways. Dr. McNamara uses laboratory modeling to mimic how early exposure to smoke causes healthy cells to become tumor cells in the lung.
LUNG FORCE Dying for Awareness: The Lung Cancer Issue
With 20-plus years in healthcare, not much shocks me. But, lung cancer — lung cancer is a different story. When I learned that lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths for women, I admit I was astounded. I thought it had to be breast cancer — breast cancer gets so much attention. But no. It really is lung cancer. In fact, each year lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.