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- New LungCancerScreeningGuide.org Designed for Healthcare Systems to Help Patients Get Saved by The Scan
November 1, 2018
- American Lung Association Research Team for 2018-2019 Announced, Funding $7.3 Million in Lung Health Research
October 30, 2018
- Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
October 30, 2018
- 17 Patient Groups Urge Swift Adoption of Plan to Increase Access to Coverage through Medicaid in Maine
October 1, 2018
- American Lung Association Applauds California Governor Brown for Signing Clean Energy Bill
September 10, 2018
- Three Important Actions to Take for World Lung Cancer Day
August 1, 2018
- New Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Supports Adoption, Expanded Availability of Lifesaving Screening for #1 Cancer Killer
May 22, 2018
- MEDIA ALERT: New Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Released at ATS 2018, Featuring Expert Panel
May 15, 2018
- Mission Moment May 2018
May 14, 2018
- American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes Share Their Stories to Inspire Action During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 6-12)
May 8, 2018
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.
Watchful Waiting and Lung Cancer Treatment: When is it the right choice?
You watch sunsets or movies or birds. You wait for buses or amusement park rides or your turn in line. But what do watching and waiting have to do with lung cancer? It can seem counterintuitive to a lung cancer patient for their doctor to recommend "watchful waiting" or “active surveillance” as the right course of action for treating their lung cancer tumor.
Do No Harm: Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Around Lung Cancer Patients
Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is unsafe for everyone, but did you know that it can be especially dangerous for people with lung cancer ? We sat down with Oladimeji Akinboro, M.D., M.P.H., Fellow, Hematology/Oncology at Boston University Medical Center to discuss what is known about the impacts of secondhand smoke exposures on lung cancer patients and what still needs to be discovered.
Lung Cancer Screening: A Simple Way to Save Lives
What if we could save 25,000 lives with a simple screening? We can. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer of both men and women, accounting for 25 percent of total cancer deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, less than 5 percent of those recommended to undergo lung cancer screening (LCS) for early detection have done so.
Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
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.
Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
It’s hard to be choosy about where to live when you’re in need of an affordable rental - especially if you’re on a student budget and need a place fast.Related Topic: Healthy Air
The Cancer Moonshot: Ending cancer as we know it
The American Lung Association has been proud to stand with the Biden Cancer Initiative, focusing intently on our work to defeat lung cancer.
Support and Community on Inspire.com
Learn how Lung Association's free online communities help patients and caregivers including those impacted by lung disease, lung cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma and people who are trying to quit smoking.
Joining the Cause at LUNG FORCE Walks
"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.
Sharing Our Lung Cancer Stories, Instilling New Hope
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.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
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