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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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  • 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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