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Why We Fight…

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for lung health. Read about their personal experiences with lung cancer, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

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  • Laura D.

    My doctor asked if I wanted to do the low-dose screening and I said yes. The scan wasn’t intimidating at all, in fact I...

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  • Lori R.

    My mother received her lung cancer diagnosis on Easter 2015 and passed away just 5 months later on Labor Day 2015. My mom...

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  • Darren S.

    I lost my grandfather, Sy Beckerman, to lung cancer over twenty years ago. Unfortunately my grandfather started smoking...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Rebecca G.

    Rebecca G.

    The local hospital's radiologist called me one day in October of 2007, asking if I would come in for a fluoroscopy scan....

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  • Halle H.

    The week my grandmother started having symptoms of her lung cancer she was an active/busy person. Even mowed her yard that...

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  • William N.

    I was diagnosed with lung cancer a year and a half ago. We have a beautiful 11-year-old adopted daughter. I'm 73.

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Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.


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