Top Stories and Press Releases
- Individual Mandate Repeal Will Deprive More Americans of Affordable Health Care, say 15 Patient and Consumer Groups
December 2, 2017
- Two New Interception Research Awards Funded to Seek Ways to Detect Early and Intercept Development of Lung Cancer Cells to Save Lives
October 26, 2017
- Vaccines Bolster Immune Systems That Weaken with Age
August 14, 2017
- American Lung Association and The Ad Council Launch PSA Campaign to Increase Awareness of Groundbreaking Lung Cancer Screening on World Lung Cancer Day
August 1, 2017
- All Those Facing Cancer Deserve Sympathy and Support, Says American Lung Association in Efforts to Address Lung Cancer Stigma, Support Patients
July 18, 2017
- 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey Results Show Progress, Continued Efforts Needed by Federal Government to Fight Tobacco Use
June 15, 2017
- Lung Association Applauds Senate’s Vote Rejecting Resolution to Block Safeguards from Oil and Gas Industry Methane Venting, Flaring and Leaking
May 10, 2017
- Tell a Friend About Tumor Testing
March 24, 2017
- LUNG FORCE Heroes from Every State Join American Lung Association to Advocate for Lung Cancer Patients on Capitol Hill
March 22, 2017
- American Lung Association Announces Call for Ideas for First-Ever Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
February 7, 2017
A Breakthrough in the Connection Between Sugar and Lung Cancer
Research is the key to new discoveries in lung health and over the past decade, we’ve seen strides made in lung cancer treatment and care. Personalized treatment is advancing thanks to biomarker testing and targeted therapies. New methods of early detection with low-dose CT scans can increase the chances of survival for individuals at high risk. Still, we know more research is needed to defeat lung cancer.
Saving More Lives Through Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is key to saving more lives of those at high risk for the disease. I know because a scan saved me.
How to Prepare Lung-Friendly Holiday Gatherings
It’s that time of year again—holiday party season is in full swing. Chestnuts are roasting, marshmallows are toasting, and we’re here to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year without the added worry of your lung health.
Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
Why We Need More Awareness around Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools we have in stopping lung cancer, with the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if everyone at risk is screened. The problem, though, is most people don’t know about it.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
From Scan to Cancer Survivor
Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. “Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything.” Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
Let’s Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.
When Breath Becomes Air: A Review
I heard about Paul Kalanithi's book, When Breath Becomes Air, long before I actually read it. I knew that Bill Gates and Anne Patchett both raved about it, that it spent 51 weeks on the bestseller list and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but I was hesitant to read the memoir about a brain surgeon who was diagnosed with lung cancer because I didn't think I could relate to it.
Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
Mark M. Fuster, M.D., is a pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and has worked in the field of lung disease for more than 15 years.
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.