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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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  • Cindy G.

    In October, 2006, I was leaving the office at 7 o'clock at night and I got a phone call from my brother. I was quite...

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  • Kimberly L.

    My ENT saved my life. My Hero. I woke up one morning with pain unlike any I have ever felt before. A trip to my primary...

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  • Erin O.

    It wore down her body. It exhausted her strength. And I know it took her life. But cancer couldn’t dim her smile. And what...

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  • Michele B.

    I was diagnosed with NSCLC, Squamos, Stage 1B in October of 2017. You cant attach the word fortunate to the biggest cancer...

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  • Jo Ann J.

    I quit smoking after many decades on October 2, 2017, cold turkey. Woke up that morning, made a cup of coffee and lit one...

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  • Melinda M.

    I am 55 years old and quit smoking over 11 years ago, but was worried about lung cancer. As soon as I heard about the low...

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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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