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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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  • Sarah M.

    On a full moon night, walking on a beach in Puerto Morelos, Scott asked me to marry him. And just ten days later, when we...

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  • Linda W.

    I never smoked and I got lung cancer. My local doctors ignored my symptoms of shoulder pain and a chocking cough. Two... Read more
  • Patricia B.

    Lung disease has impacted my life in many ways. My grandmother developed COPD after smoking for many years and working in...

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  • Kateri L.

    October 30, 2015 will forever be the day my world changed. That day I heard those words that no person wants to hear…"you...

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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
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