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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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  • 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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  • Christine M.

    In a blink of an eye your entire life can change. I was a happy, healthy, active 49-year old woman who ran several half...

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  • Jodi P.

    Married to husband Dennis in 1987, 30 years ago, mother of two children, Kristi, 28 and Joey, 26, grandmother of two,...

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  • Carley F.

    I was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 35. I am a nurse with a then 4-year-old son. I came down with a cold that turned...

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