Posts in the “Young Adult Lung Cancer Young Adult Lung Cancer” category:

Lung Cancer Strikes Younger Demographic

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 4th, 2014 |

At 28, Emily Taylor had a persistent wheeze and cough. Her doctor told her it was asthma, but Taylor wasn’t so sure so she requested a lung scan. “When we did, we saw that there was some sort of a haziness in the right upper lobe of my right lung,” Taylor said. A CT scan… Read More

Lung Cancer in Young Adults

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 1st, 2014 |

Many people think of lung cancer as a disease of older people, but lung cancer does occur in young people. The public was reminded of this when Dana Reeve – wife of Superman and a never smoker – died from lung cancer at the age of 44. Of concern is that lung cancer in young… Read More

Lung cancer study of why young, healthy are stricken

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 24th, 2014 |

Natalie DiMarco’s only obvious risk factor for getting lung cancer was having lungs. DiMarco had been experiencing respiratory problems for months in 2010, but her doctors just assumed the mother of two had allergies. By the time she learned she had lung cancer, the disease had spread into her lymph nodes and reached the membranes… Read More

CancerSOS: Children with Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 12th, 2014 |

Guests: Bonnie Addario (Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation), Gabby Wilson (Child Lung Cancer Survivor), Dana Wilson (Gabby’s mother). 450 men, women and children die every day from lung cancer. That’s a jumbo jet crash of death’s per day! Not all are smokers, but that is the stigma for funding lung cancer research and new… Read More

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Posted by Samantha Powell on December 12th, 2012 | No comments

Friend was inspired by Cal athlete’s lung cancer battle By Brittany Harrison/ Contributing Writer What can you do with your lungs? A lot. That’s what my sister, Kelcey Harrison, set out to prove when she left New York City on July 30 to run across the country to San Francisco. She completed the journey, known… Read More

Kelcey Harrison completes nationwide ‘lung run’

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 11th, 2012 | No comments

Dec 11, 2012 2:19 PM ET | By Sarah Spain A couple of Saturdays ago, while you were watching college football or out buying a Christmas tree, 24-year-old Kelcey Harrison was running the last 20 miles of a 3,500-mile “jog” from Times Square to her hometown of San Francisco. Harrison, who graduated from Harvard, where… Read More

Running Across America on the Great Lung Run

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 21st, 2012 | No comments

By Marianne Magno Despite common misconceptions, lung cancer isn’t just a disease for smokers. One in five American women who contract lung cancer this year will be non-smokers. To raise awareness and funds for this disease, and to honor a friend who lost her battle to lung cancer at only 22, Kelcey Harrison, a 24-year-old… Read More

The Doctors–The Great Lung Run

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 22nd, 2012 | No comments

Harvard graduate Kelcey Harrison decided to take action after losing a friend and classmate to lung cancer. Kelcey is running from New York to San Francisco to not only raise awareness and fundraise for research efforts, but to extinguish the myth that only heavy smokers fall victim to the disease. WATCH NOW

Sports Illustrated: The Courage of Jill Costello

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 29th, 2010 | No comments

The Courage of Jill Costello Chris Ballard, November 29, 2010 After a promising junior season as a coxswain at Cal, she learned she was in the late stages of cancer. The next year was her best. Next spring the NCAA women’s crew season will begin again. On lakes and rivers across the country, fleets of… Read More