Top Stories and Press Releases
- 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
- Federal, State Leaders Disregard Proven Ways to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use and Save Lives, Finds American Lung Association Tobacco Report
January 25, 2017
- Lung Association Report: Federal and State Leaders Failing to Prevent Tobacco-Related Disease and Death
January 25, 2017
- How Lung Cancer Treatment Advanced in 2016
January 23, 2017
- FDA Takes Historic Step in Proposing to Reduce Carcinogens in Smokeless Tobacco
January 19, 2017
- American Lung Association Hosts LUNG FORCE Expos, Showcasing Latest in Lung Health Research for Patients, Healthcare Providers
January 17, 2017
- Cleaner Cars Will Help Protect Public Health
January 13, 2017
- MEDIA ALERT: American Lung Association to Release ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report, New Grading Category for Tobacco 21
January 11, 2017
Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
Nearly three years ago, the American Lung Association formed LUNG FORCE with the goal of uniting the nation against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both women and men in the U.S. Together, we are making lung cancer a cause people care about, driving policy change and increasing research funding.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, “Did you smoke?” This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
Throwback Thursday: Women for Lung Health through the Decades
Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.Related Topic: Impact
5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease -- asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others -- and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that’s all that matters.
Where does your donation go?
Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms – one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.Related Topic: Impact
Get Access to Quality Medical Coverage – Sign Up for Health Insurance
Health insurance through the Affordable Care Act benefits millions of Americans with lung disease, and open enrollment is happening right now.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran’s Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.