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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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  • Elizabeth T.

    Dad started when he was only 12 years old, long before people knew smoking caused cancer. By his 30s he was smoking 3-4...

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  • Shannon W.

    Shannon W.

    My story is a little different. I am 46 years old and smoked for about 20 years having quit in 2009. I work at an imaging...

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  • KATHY C.

    Just two months after finishing his fourth half marathon, my husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell...

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  • Donna D. B.

    I want to share my testimony to be an encourager to those who are walking with the news that they have lung cancer. The...

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  • Charlene F.

    My pulmonologist recommended I get a CT Scan after treatment for a persistent cough lasting a couple of weeks which was...

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  • Jance S.

    My husband Pete was diagnosed with non-small cell Adenocarcinoma in May 2015. No symptoms until he was Stage IV.

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