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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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  • Kaye C.

    On March 9, 2017, I had a cough and some wheezing in my upper chest I passed it up, but that evening I got such an...

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  • Dena A.

    I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in October, 2014. I had no idea I had it until I went to the ER for a car accident and...

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  • Barbara A.

    My mother never smoked but was diagnosed with lung cancer at 76, and died of the disease at age 80. They didn't have CT...

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  • Nancy W.

    In late April my husband Ted and I packed up for a trip to explore Myrtle Beach properties; we were looking forward to our...

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  • Amy L.

    In August of 2013 my mom went in for a routine chest xray prior to a hip replacement. In that film they discovered a mass...

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  • Linda V.

    My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in early July 2017. Early 2017, my dad experienced pain in his sciatica and...

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