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- 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
- Mission Moment April – 2018
April 23, 2018
- American Lung Association Rallies Support for Lung Cancer Survivors at LUNG FORCE Walks Across the Country
April 10, 2018
- Lung Health Funding Secured in Final FY2018 Appropriations Bill; Bipartisan Agreement on Healthcare Stabilization Still Needed to Support Patients with Pre-existing Conditions
March 21, 2018
- Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association on Capitol Hill to Support Everyone Facing Lung Cancer, the Leading Cancer Killer
March 14, 2018
- LUNG FORCE Heroes from Every State Join American Lung Association to Advocate for Lung Cancer Patients on Capitol Hill
March 6, 2018
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.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
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
Advocacy Day 2018 - Uniting Together to Defeat Lung Cancer
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.
New LUNG FORCE "State of Lung Cancer" 2018 Report Looks at the Toll of Lung Cancer Across the Country
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?
Clinical Trial Helps Lung Cancer Patient Live Active Life with Her Eskimo Dogs
Donna Fernandez's father died of adenocarcinoma at the age of 49, just six months after he was diagnosed, so when she learned she had the same disease, she knew exactly what it meant. "They told my husband that I would live for four months," she recalled.
A Breakthrough in the Connection Between Sugar and Lung Cancer
Research is the key to new discoveries in lung health and over the past decade, we've seen strides made in lung cancer treatment and care. Personalized treatment is advancing thanks to biomarker testing and targeted therapies. New methods of early detection with low-dose CT scans can increase the chances of survival for individuals at high risk. Still, we know more research is needed to defeat lung cancer.
Saving More Lives Through Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening is key to saving more lives of those at high risk for the disease. I know because a scan saved me.
Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018
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