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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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  • Douglas A.

    17 years ago I was undergoing diagnosis and in late November (the day after Thanksgiving) 2001 I was diagnosed with SMALL...

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  • Samantha M.

    I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage 4 NSCLC. It wasn’t a month after my 33rd birthday and I was a single mom doing well...

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  • Linda W.

    In 2013 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, he was given six months. Six months and 12 days later he passed...

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  • Natalie G.

    This is what total heartbreak looks like...August 7, 2016 our lives came crashing down when the doctors found a mass in my...

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  • Michael P.

    I'm Michael Pulli, a happy 69-year-old man that had severe Fibrosis. I have RA and five years ago I had a severe case of...

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  • Gregg B.

    I was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. I had surgery to remove the tumor. The cancer returned in 2012 in both...

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