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LUNG FORCE | Lung Cancer Topics

  • Blue darts in checkered dart board What You Need to Know about Precision Medicine: A Guide
    February 4, 2019  |  Carly Ornstein
    Follow this flow chart to be guided through the highlights of our expert panel on the growing field of lung cancer precision medicine and subsequent drug approvals.
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  • woman looking at x-ray results on a wall When an Injury Turns into a Lung Cancer Scare
    January 29, 2019  |  Carly Ornstein
    At the end of 2018, according to press reports, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had early stage lung cancer surgically removed. Justice Ginsburg had what physicians call an "incidental finding." It was widely reported that Ginsburg's cancer was found during tests she received while being treated for a rib fracture. In other words, while physicians were treating her for something else, they stumbled upon early stage lung cancer. This is not entirely uncommon. Pulmonary nodules (small growths in the lung) are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Most of these nodules are not cancerous, or benign. They can be caused by previous infections or illnesses and sometimes there is no known cause. Some small lung nodules will turn out to be lung cancer.
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  • Doctor and patient looking at x-ray Are There Environmental or Health Factors that Can Cause Lung Cancer?
    January 24, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer is caused when cells in the lung mutate or change. Researchers have spent decades trying to understand what causes these cells to mutate. Most lung cancers are caused when someone repeatedly breathes in toxic substances. However, for some people, the cause of their lung cancer is never known.
  • LUNG FORCE Hero Alexander The Fighters
    December 18, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Behind every fight for breath, there’s a story: a husband who battles through long and difficult treatment. A mom who keeps going for her son. A dad who inspires his kids to ensure no one has to suffer like him.Every story is a reminder that this community will do whatever it takes to stop lung disease, for ourselves and for others. We wanted to share a snapshot of these people, their lives and those who love them.
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  • LUNG FORCE turquoise lettering Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
    November 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Many of us know lung cancer statistics far too well. We have witnessed them firsthand and have lost far too many people to this devastating disease. But others may not know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, taking more than 400 of our friends and family members every single day in this country alone.
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  • Eva Marie stands in front of a low-dose CT scan machine. The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
    September 20, 2018  |  Deborah P. Brown
    The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
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  • LUNG FORCE Walk participants Joining the Cause at LUNG FORCE Walks
    July 12, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    "We're here to help patients and advocate for clinical research and clinical trials," said Nicole Muraca, an AbbVie employee and LUNG FORCE Walk participant at the Rhode Island LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 16. AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, is focused on delivering transformative advances in treatment across some of the most debilitating and widespread cancers.
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  • LUNG FORCE representatives after ringing the opening bell for National Women's Lung Health Week Sharing Our Lung Cancer Stories, Instilling New Hope
    May 8, 2018  |  Deborah P. Brown
    Actor Shantel VanSanten remembers the moment when she decided that lung cancer would not define her or her family. Her grandmother Doris had passed away after being diagnosed with the disease, inspiring Shantel to become an advocate and fight in her memory.
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  • 2018 LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day group photo Advocacy Day 2018 - Uniting Together to Defeat Lung Cancer
    March 23, 2018  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    When the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative first issued the Women’s Lung Health Barometer in 2014, we were startled to learn that only 1 percent of women listed lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women, as a top-of-mind health concern.
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  • Early Diagnosis: The stage at which someone is diagnosed with lung cancer varies by state. New LUNG FORCE "State of Lung Cancer" 2018 Report Looks at the Toll of Lung Cancer Across the Country
    March 2, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Every three and a half minutes, someone in the U.S. will die from lung cancer, accounting for about one in four cancer deaths. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 18.1 percent - much lower than those for many other common cancers, making lung cancer the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Why is diagnosing and treating lung cancer so complex?
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