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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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  • 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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  • Sam Z.

    In November of 2017 my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It has truly hit home for me and it hurts me deeply...

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  • Darlene B.

    I was very tired so my medical doctor ordered a sleep study for me and then the suggested I go see a lung doctor. I had...

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