Whether you are newly diagnosed, have had a recurrence, are currently in treatment or are a survivor who is disease-free, you and your family have a place to help and people to turn to at the ALCF.

“When Lung Cancer enters your life, your world spins on a different axis. Your physical, mental, psychological and emotional terrain gets rearranged by a diagnosis that brings you and your family fear and uncertainty. This is what happened to me in 2004.

“As a newly diagnosed person, I wanted information and I wanted it NOW. I searched and was surprised by how difficult it was to find. When I realized that ‘navigational tools’ specific to Lung Cancer simply did not exist, I felt frustrated and angry, but I also knew that I could, would and must change this for me and for others. And so that’s what I did.”

– Bonnie J. Addario

“Don’t Guess. Test.” is an initiative aimed to expand awareness and educate patients about precision medicine and the importance of comprehensive genomic profiling in lung cancer. It is our hope that through this initiative, every patient with lung cancer and their families, friends and caretakers will be motivated to take action by opening a dialogue with their doctors about comprehensive genomic profiling to ensure all possible treatment options are explored.

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