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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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  • Sandra L.

    On August 1, 2008 I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer that had already metastasized to the chest lymph nodes....

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  • Doug F.

    It all began in 2012 when my brother went into the Texas Heart Institute in Houston for the repair of a mitral valve...

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  • Bruce D.

    I am a 51-year old never-smoker in otherwise great health who, after experiencing wheezing and shortness of breath while...

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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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