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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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  • Barb R.

    My story begins with a persistent cough that was diagnosed as pneumonia with no x-ray done. The medication I was given did...

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  • Tina A.

    My journey started December of 2016. I had a regular PCP visit for which I was being treated for chronic back pain...

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  • Beatriz S.

    Hi, I'm Beatriz Sarmiento. I am 84 years old. I had emphysema for the past 12 years, and I am also a twice left lung...

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  • Noreen P.

    I am here today on a whim. I’ll never forget it, it was a simple question I ask my doctor, and a simple response that...

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  • Sherri R.

    My mother has had COPD for many years (is from the generation that smoked before anybody knew about the damage it could...

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  • Jimmy S.

    Why I am not scared to live with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Way back in 2002 I was sent from my work... Read more
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