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Why We Fight…

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for lung health. Read about their personal experiences with lung cancer, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

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  • Vickie D.

    In 2014, my doctor told me I had lung cancer. Needless to say I was shocked and couldn't believe it. Why? How could this...

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  • Grace M.

    I began working with American Lung Association in 2015, after the death of my mother Donna, who had lung cancer.

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  • Jodi P.

    I was diagnosed Feb. 15, 2013 with stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma and given less than a year to live. I also worked...

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  • Denise M.

    My name is Denise. When I was 53 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer of the right lung. It was November 7,...

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  • Ralph S.

    At a regular check up, my doctor recomended a CT scan. I agreed. But when sent to the insurance company, it was turned... Read more
  • Markita H.

    I, myself, suffer with asthma. I was diagnosed when I was 29. My father passed when I was 33 from lung cancer. My mother...

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