Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2018

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Life should take your breath away. Not lung cancer! Whether you have walked a marathon to fundraise for cancer research, participated in a clinical trial, or are undergoing your umpteenth treatment, the lung cancer community is full of positive people whose determination to fight cancer knows no bounds.

Read the stories of people who persevere with cancer every day with the way that they live. We hope their photos and stories inspire you to do the same.

I am surviving with lung cancer because…

Debra Montague

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Debra's Story

Emily Daniels

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Emily's Story

Stephanie Marks Peace

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Stephanie's Story

Jeff Meckstroth

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Jeff's Story

Kim Hefferman

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Kim's Story

Kirk Smith

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Kirk's Story

Laura Levaas

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Laura's Story

Gina Hollenbeck

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Gina's Story

Jane Millman

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Jane's Story

Erika Hlavacek

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Erika's Story

Jim Brown

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Jim's Story

Terri DiJulio

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Terri's Story

Jeanette Themsen

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Jeanette's Story

Rachel Frey Zanardi

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Rachel's Story

Valerie Aladieff

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Valerie's Story

Isabella de la Houssaye

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Isabella's Story

Lisa Goldman

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Lisa's Story

Lisa Moran

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Lisa's Story

Valerie Hendrickx

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Valerie's Story

Ivy Elkins

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Ivy's Story

Linnea Olsen

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Linnea's Story

Collin Barton

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Collin's Story

Nancee Pronsati

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Nancee's Story

Bruce Dunbar

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Bruce's Story

Caren Gorenberg

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Caren's Story

If you would like to have your photo and story added to this page, contact Andrea Parks at [email protected].

“It’s a new day for lung cancer.”

-Bonnie J. Addario

Educated and Empowered
Patients Live Longer

Lung Cancer Living Room

Every month the Lung Cancer Living Room support group brings hope and education to patients and their families. Please join us in person or though livestream online.

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Patient Handbook

Navigating Lung Cancer: 360° of HOPE is the first-ever comprehensive, up-to-date patient resource exclusively devoted to lung cancer and vetted by experts in the field.

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More Research
More Survivors

Lung Cancer Registry

ALCF has created an easy way for patients and doctors to connect online. By joining the Lung Cancer Registry, patients provide the information needed to better understand and treat cancer.


Studies and Clinical Trials

New lung cancer treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted treatments are being researched everyday. Answer a few questions and get matched to trials in your area.

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Quality Care
Better Outcomes

Centers of Excellence

The COE program works with community hospitals to ensure that lung cancer patients, regardless of where they live, deserve access to the newest and most effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

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HealthUnlocked Community

HealthUnlocked is the social network for health where you can seek support, share advice, and develop friendships with people who really understand, safely and anonymously.

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