LUNG FORCE Heroes
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.
I was experiencing symptoms that neither my doctors nor I would associate with lung cancer.Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
As a teacher of French, English and Interdisciplinary Studies for 40 years, I had always been very energetic and youthful...Read more
I smoked for 40 years, I was treated for asthma for many years. I had gotten pneumonia and was hospitalized. A doctor I...Read more
In the Fall of 2015, I was helping my teenage daughter, Jayne, recover from shoulder surgery when I discovered a tick bite...Read more
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