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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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  • Linda S.

    My cousin was diagnosed with lung cancer when she was 63 years old.

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  • Debbie P.

    My Name is Debbie. On March 4, 2013, I went into my doctors' office thinking I would be getting my work release after...

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  • Parker S.

    My wife Pat passed away last month 18 months after a SCLC diagnosis. It was actually a low sodium level that resulted in...

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  • Karen H.

    I am a former smoker. When I got my Medicare guide for 2018, I saw that they were paying for the scan. I went to my doctor...

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  • Clarissa M.

    My name is Clarissa McAdoo Cannion. I retired from an executive position in August 2016 after 30 years of service. Two...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Marilyn

    Allison R.

    My sister, Marilyn, was a gym teacher. She was always interest in all sports. In high school she played field hockey,...

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