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- American Lung Association Rallies Support for Lung Cancer Survivors at LUNG FORCE Walks Across the Country
April 10, 2018
- LUNG FORCE Heroes from Every State Join American Lung Association to Advocate for Lung Cancer Patients on Capitol Hill
March 6, 2018
- American Lung Association's Inaugural LUNG FORCE 'State of Lung Cancer' Report Finds Every State Must Do More to Combat Lung Cancer
February 27, 2018
- 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
Advocacy Day 2018 - Uniting Together to Defeat Lung Cancer
When the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative first issued the Women’s Lung Health Barometer in 2014, we were startled to learn that only 1 percent of women listed lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women, as a top-of-mind health concern.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
New LUNG FORCE "State of Lung Cancer" 2018 Report Looks at the Toll of Lung Cancer Across the Country
Every three and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. will die from lung cancer, accounting for about one in four cancer deaths. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 18.1 percent - much lower than those for many other common cancers, making lung cancer the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Why is diagnosing and treating lung cancer so complex?
Clinical Trial Helps Lung Cancer Patient Live Active Life with Her Eskimo Dogs
Donna Fernandez's father died of adenocarcinoma at the age of 49, just six months after he was diagnosed, so when she learned she had the same disease, she knew exactly what it meant. "They told my husband that I would live for four months," she recalled.
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.
An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care
Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) that is aimed at helping patients manage their side effects and improve their quality of life.
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.