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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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  • Maria F

    Maria F.

    The doctor said, “You have Stage 2 lung cancer.” I thought for sure that I didn’t hear him correctly – lung cancer? After...

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  • Laurence K.

    My doctor urged me to have it done being I had cancer three times before and beat it. So I had it done and sure enough...

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  • Danel R.

    My brother passed a week ago today due to stage 3 lung cancer. He was a smoker for years, he was 51. Please if you smoke...

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    Courtney P.

    December 2018 my entire world fell apart. I sat with my father as he was told that he had a tumor in his lung and it was...

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  • Monique R.

    Due to secondhand smoke and poor air quality, asthma, pneumonia, and valley fever have been apart of my life since eight...

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  • Craig D.

    My brother Kim was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Chemo and radiation did extremely well by him. A second opinion...

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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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