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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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  • Renee D.

    I was experiencing symptoms that neither my doctors nor I would associate with lung cancer.

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  • Lisa K.

    The phone rang. I looked over to see who was calling, it was Dad. Kind of late for him to be calling. Kind of strange for...

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  • Roberta T.

    In July 2016, I went to my primary physician for a check up. He knows I've been a smoker for 30+ years. He told me about...

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  • Christine M.

    As a teacher of French, English and Interdisciplinary Studies for 40 years, I had always been very energetic and youthful...

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  • Cathy H.

    I smoked for 40 years, I was treated for asthma for many years. I had gotten pneumonia and was hospitalized. A doctor I...

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  • Khris A.

    In the Fall of 2015, I was helping my teenage daughter, Jayne, recover from shoulder surgery when I discovered a tick bite...

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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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