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Shared Stories

  • Dorothy H.

    I am writing about my husband, Gary Head. He smoked for over 50 years then I heard about the low-dose CT scan as a... Read more
  • Candi T.

    I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. I was diagnosed eight years ago with stage four lung cancer and given one year... Read more
  • Deanna K.

    My primary physician urged me to have the lung screening, so I had it done. I was sent to a lung doctor to speak with him... Read more
  • Matthew H.

    My wife, Marilyn, was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in September 2016. Read more
  • Christina S.

    I had a severe respiratory illness about a month ago, from which I thought I had recovered. However, after spending 2... Read more

  • Nina E.

    I chose my home in a peaceful and beautiful western Montana valley for its ample public lands, outdoor recreation... Read more

  • Nancy S.

    As an asthmatic for 65 years and a mental health therapist for 45 years, I can attest to the importance of healthy air... Read more

  • Kristy Q.

    I was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor at the age of 12 in my left lung. No history of lung issues or cancer in my family.... Read more
  • Linda W.

    Nearly eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The... Read more

  • Sandy B.

    I never thought I would be telling you this story about my life. It was in April of 2017 I went to the doctor for a return... Read more
  • Donna C.

    Beginning of August 2017, I was having trouble catching my breath. It was a Friday night at work. After work I went to... Read more
  • Russell W.

    At the age of 10 I was diagnosed with asthma. At 36 I had a stroke. The paramedics came and visited me in hospital after I... Read more
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