Share Your Story

You can help raise awareness about the importance of being proactive when it comes to your lung health.

You can write your story, or you can share a video, telling us about your experience with low-dose CT scanning and how early detection of lung cancer helped you. Your story will be published on our website, and will help build a community of awareness and provide hope to others.

Here are some sample questions to help you get started:

  • What made you decide to get screened?
  • Was the scanning experience intimidating?
  • Tell us how the scan helped save your life.
  • (If applicable) At what stage was your cancer found? What does it feel like to be a survivor?
  • Why should people get a screening?

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Tell us about how lung disease impacted your life, and make sure to let us know which lung disease your story is about
Upload a photo of your experiences (.jpg, .png, .pdf file types under 8 MB)
Have a video of your story? Paste the URL to the YouTube or Vimeo video here. Videos that include full names, exceed 10 minutes in length, or contain content deemed not in line with the mission and values of the American Lung Association will not be included.

The American Lung Association is solely responsible for content. Patient stories are the point of view of the patient and not necessarily of the American Lung Association. The American Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility, or treatment.

By submitting your story, photo, video and/or other images, you grant the American Lung Association permission to publish these materials in any manner the Lung Association deems appropriate. This includes, without limitation, online at,,, or other web domains operated by the Lung Association, through Lung Association-operated social media channels, in print materials and any other advertising, marketing or promotional materials. Your name, photographs, video, images and any language contained therein, may be used for public information without notification or compensation. You also agree that materials you submit may be used by the Lung Association for any purpose in perpetuity.

The American Lung Association reviews information provided prior to posting or using publicly, but will not necessarily verify the validity of submissions. By submitting materials, you agree to release the Lung Association, its affiliates and assigned others from any and all liability, claims or damages arising out of or relating to your submission.

Upon review, the Lung Association can and may, at their sole discretion, edit, reject, remove or disallow inclusion of any and all submissions.

Stories are typically published within 5 to 7 business days.

Privacy Policy: Any collection and use of personally identifiable information collected from you via this website is governed by the Privacy Policy.

*Note: You must be 18 years old or older to submit a story. Information provided in Saved by the Scan story submissions is not intended for use in self-diagnosis, or to replace the services of a medical professional. We encourage everyone to seek the guidance of a qualified medical expert if you feel that you, a family member, or someone you know may be living with a medical condition described in story submissions, or may benefit from a therapeutic approach mentioned.

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