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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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  • Jamie R.

    This is my story I shared on my Facebook page. I was diagnosed in February with lung cancer. I'm 32. I have a 1 and...

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  • Jullie H.

    I was raised in a two-smoking parent household. Both my mom and dad smoked the entire time I was growing up. In 1991, my...

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  • Michelle S.

    I am currently a nonsmoker of five years...I quit because my father and grandfather both died quite young of lung...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Katie B.

    Katie B.

    I wrote a book about my cancer journey it is a memoir of a most difficult time in my life. After the failure of my...

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  • Miriam J.

    March 2016, I was 61 years old and diagnosed with cancer; female; never-smoker. A large lesion was found in my lumbar...

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  • Debbie A.

    I was diagnosed first in December 2009. I was staged as 3b, my tumor was large, in my right lung in all three lobes. The...

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