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  • Lung Cancer: Ask the Expert
    August 13, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings up many emotions. For this installment of the Ask the Expert series on the American Lung Association’s lung cancer support site Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, we speak with the Reverend Dr. Paula Teague, who explains how she works with lung cancer patients and their families to help them cope with a diagnosis of lung cancer.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on Lung Cancer Screening
    August 6, 2013 - On July 29, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft recommendations calling for annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. High risk is defined as current and former smokers, ages 55-79 years, who have significant cumulative tobacco smoke exposure and have smoked within the last 15 years.
  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Lung Association’s New Video and Web Site Help People Facing Lung Cancer
    July 2, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings with it an array of both physical and emotional challenges. To help patients and caregivers navigate through their lung cancer journey, the American Lung Association’s Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One online resource now features a new video, “Navigating Lung Cancer: Stories of Support.” This video highlights stories of support from patients and caregivers who want to help others through the many challenges of the disease.
  • New Opportunity for Lung Cancer Patients & Families
    June 25, 2013 - Food and Drug Administration announced lung cancer would be one of the diseases included in its new Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative. American Lung Association launched a campaign to mobilize lung cancer patients, their families and patient advocates nationwide to ensure FDA hears their voices and perspectives.
  • New Smoking Cessation Campaign Supports the "Quitter in You"
    June 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers’ efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” campaign. The campaign aims to empower people trying to quit smoking by recognizing that past attempts to quit are not failures, but normal and necessary steps along the way to quitting for good.
  • World No Tobacco Day 2013
    May 30, 2013 - Every year nearly six million people die as a result of tobacco use – 443,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s why the American Lung Association joins the World Health Organization to observe World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31. This year’s theme is “Free Yourself” from tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. This is a message that fits well with the Lung Association’s drive to see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully implement its authority to regulate the manufacture, sale and marketing of all tobacco products.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    March 28, 2013 - The American Lung Association has released guidelines to help physicians, their patients and the public in their discussions about lung cancer screening.
  • Senator Frank Lautenberg: American Lung Association Lung Health Champion
    March 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association has honored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with its national Lung Health Champion Award for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
  • Radon – Stopping the Silent Killer
    February 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association applauds the recent announcement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it is taking steps to protect families from exposure to radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, and shares tips on how to protect your family from this health threat.
  • Beckie Geary: A Lung Cancer Survivor's Story
    November 16, 2012 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Beckie Geary is a lung cancer survivor. She knows firsthand what it is like to grow up around cigarettes, and the potentially deadly consequences that can arise from it.
  • New Resource Provides Lung Cancer Support from Day One
    November 8, 2012 - The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new web-based resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease.
  • Help Study the Psychology of Lung Cancer
    October 5, 2012 - What do people really think about lung cancer and people who have it? You can help us find out. The American Lung Association is helping to spread the word about a new research study developed by a team of scientists at Harvard, to better understand the social psychology of lung cancer.
  • Tell FDA: Make Lung Cancer a Priority
    October 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association is committed to finding a cure for lung cancer, and needs your help in letting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) know lung cancer must be a top priority. The FDA is launching a new patient-focused drug development initiative and is asking patients and the American public about their priorities for treatments and cures for diseases. Now is your chance to speak up for a lung cancer cure.
  • American Lung Association Mourns Passing of Kathryn Joosten
    June 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association mourns Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy-award winning actress who succumbed to lung cancer, after a long struggle with the disease, on June 2, 2012. Joosten, best known for her role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, served as the Lung Association’s 2010 Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson.
  • Behind the Headlines: Lung Cancer
    May 18, 2012 - The news of music legend Donna Summer's passing from lung cancer has brought renewed attention to a form of cancer that causes more deaths each year than any other cancer. The American Lung Association can help you learn more about lung cancer.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    April 23, 2012 - American Lung Association offers guidance on CT lung cancer screening. Recent research found that low-dose CT screening shows promise as a method for detecting lung cancer in highest risk individuals. But many questions have surfaced. The Lung Association has guidelines to help with finding answers.
  • Radon - Hidden Health Risk
    January 17, 2012 - Mention radon to most people, and you’ll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you’ve got their attention! What most people don’t know is that exposure to radon, an invisible odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
  • No One Deserves Lung Cancer
    November 9, 2011 - No one deserves to bear the burden of lung cancer. This devastating disease is the single leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, yet it remains largely overlooked.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    October 25, 2011 - November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. Lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the leading causes of death in America. This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases.
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