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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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  • Debbie A.

    I was diagnosed first in December 2009. I was staged as 3b, my tumor was large, in my right lung in all three lobes. The...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Betsy S.

    Betsy S.

    I've known of the American Lung Association since I was a kid. My parents, particularly my mother, were big believers in...

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  • Shantel VanSanten

    Shantel V.

    I joined the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative in honor of my grandmother, Doris, who passed away from...

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  • Jessica D.

    American Lung Association: I am a daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend, runner, and HERO.

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  • Renee M.

    Several years ago I remember my cousin texting me and telling me her mom had lung cancer. The next time I saw my aunt she...

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  • Cristina C.

    I am a 40-year-old lung cancer survivor! I had been experiencing an occasional but annoying cough for a few months which I...

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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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