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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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  • Nadia A.

    In October of 2014 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. She gave me the life-changing news when I...

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  • Keishan M.

    Every so often, you will get a call or email from me, inviting you to "Join us as we make lung cancer a cause people care...

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  • Kimberly Y.

    My name is Kimberly Young, and I am a lung cancer survivor! I was smoker, and for many years I had heard people said more...

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  • Frank S.

    I'm 38 years old and have been surviving a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis since June 2014. So much of lung cancer advocacy...

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  • Diana A.

    Diana A.

    I was a smoker for about 40 years. There were three years on Christmas Eve of 2015 that I had quit smoking. I got a... Read more
  • Margo F.

    Margo F.

    Margo's journey began with Thanksgiving day 2015. Later that day she began experiencing difficulty breathing so she went...

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