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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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  • Cheryl M.

    I quit smoking 5 years ago after 44 years! My UAB primary care doctor suggested I get the scan. I had a 0.9 cm nodule...

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  • Cheryl C.

    WOW! It's true, all you need is lungs to get lung cancer! I have always been a active and healthy living person - or so I...

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  • Beverly D.

    I am a 3-year Lung Cancer Survivor. Never smoked. My Lung Cancer was found "accidentally" during tests for a TIA Stroke. I...

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  • Betty D.

    My journey began on Feb. 7, 2018. Went to work. Not feeling good came home and slept for four hours. Which is not like me....

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  • Denny H.

    On September 12, 2015, I lost my best friend, my soul mate and my husband of 25 years, Jack Hovious. Jack was diagnosed...

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  • Denise L.

    For 3-6 months, I would pass a billboard on the highway as I drove home from work. It was for early detection, lung...

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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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