Each Breath Blog

Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

Understanding Palliative Care: It’s Not What You Think

There is a lot of misunderstanding around the term palliative care. We talked with Anna K. Saulitis, a licensed clinical social worker at Rush University Medical Center, in hopes of clearing things up. Read More

An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care

Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) tha Read More

Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient's Perspective

LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has pa Read More

Support from Day One

To say receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is overwhelming is an understatement. The day you hear those words, your life changes forever. Once you've had a moment to process the diagnosis, it is natural to think "Now what?" Read More

5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer

Despite being the leading cancer killer in the U.S., lung cancer isn't always on everyone's radar. Learning more about lung cancer can help you better understand the disease, its risk factors and treatment. Read More

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