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LUNG FORCE Heroes

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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  • Ashley S.

    In July 2017, I went to see a pulmonologist for shortness of breath, thinking it was probably only asthma. After an x-ray...

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  • Thomas C.

    My Mommom was diagnosed with stage 1 non small cell lung cancer in 2013 in her top lobe of her right lung after being... Read more
  • Penny G.

    My mother, Gloria Young, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in 2006. My mother was determined to fight...

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  • Bettye G.

    Last fall, I had a physical examination and I asked for a CT scan. I met the recommended requirements and was approved for...

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  • Lydia J.

    I've learned several things since being diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2016. You must advocate for yourself, the...

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  • Jeffrey T.

    My story begins in the summer of 2009 when I had an appointment with my doctor for a severe cough after eating. My doctor...

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