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  • Why Lung Cancer Screening Isn't for Never Smokers
    April 11, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Have you wondered about taking a lung cancer test? Lung cancer screening isn't for everyone. Read more to learn about why you might not want to take the lung cancer test.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
    April 3, 2017  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    Nearly three years ago, the American Lung Association formed LUNG FORCE with the goal of uniting the nation against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both women and men in the U.S. Together, we are making lung cancer a cause people care about, driving policy change and increasing research funding.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
    March 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, Did you smoke? This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
  • Women for Lung Health through the Decades
    March 16, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Much of our success wouldn't have been possible without the help of the many inspirational women who have advanced our mission along the way. In honor of Women's History Month, we recognize and thank the trailblazing women championing lung health.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • 5 Things to Know About Lung Cancer
    February 3, 2017  |  Jorge Gomez, M.D.
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
    January 31, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease - asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others - and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that's all that matters.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Impact,
  • Where does your donation go?
    January 23, 2017  |  John F. Emanuel, JD
    Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms - one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
    November 17, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
    November 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran's Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
    November 1, 2016  |  Andrea McKee, M.D.
    In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
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