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Lung Cancer Awareness

Take Action Against Lung Cancer

Jack Huston | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Huston

Having been a smoker for 15 years, I realize that now is the time for me to stop acting and to take action -- to follow my own message and do my best to avoid becoming another lung cancer statistic.

The Stigma Ends Now

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

It is time to stop the stigma and realign the way we think about this disease. Lung cancer is a public health problem that needs to be addressed, regardless of how it came about. We need to take care of those who are sick and stop blaming patients for their condition.

You Only Think You're Aware! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Impacts Everyone

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Increased awareness is vital in our fight because that is what drives the research and funding needed to eradicate this disease. Individual people can have a huge impact, and now is time to focus our efforts on transforming lung cancer into a survivable disease.

Why One Woman With Lung Cancer Photographed Herself Every Day For A Year

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2013, Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with stage IIIB lung cancer. To help document her life, she took a photo every day and then, in March 2014, she ...

Go Ahead (And Ask Me if I Smoked)... Make My Day

Lisa Goldman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Goldman

The "Did you smoke?" question is offensive, of course, because it implies that the person deserves their cancer more than other types of cancer patients and thus merits less support or inferior medical care.

Lung Cancer: Help Make the 'Invisible Disease' Visible

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

Earlier this week I shared the personal story of a friend of mine, Michael McCarty, who is suffering from lung cancer. He wrote about his disease to ...

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

Let's Stop Judging Lung Cancer Patients

James Calder | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
James Calder

Someone that I love dearly and respect greatly was diagnosed with lung cancer. When I talk to people about it, their first response is usually... "I didn't know he smoked." It's a good opportunity to educate people, but I am sure it gets old for non-smoking lung cancer patients.

It's Time to Topple Lung Cancer from its Perch Atop the Cancer Heap

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a double-edged sword. While it puts a spotlight on lung cancer, raising funds and building awareness, that spotlight only lasts 30 days, and lung cancer is taking close to 160,000 lives each year.

At the Top of My Lungs: All the World's a Stage

Jennifer Glass | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Initially I was told that my cancer was Stage IV. This is the worst stage. There is no Stage V. If there were, it would be, "Exit stage left."

Ending the Stigma

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's lung screening recommendations are a welcome step to ensure that individuals at high-risk for lung cancer have access to a simple scan that is proven to save lives.

8 Famous Faces Who Have Been Touched By Lung Cancer

Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 150,000 die from the disease -- more than from any other type of cancer. ...

Smokefree Housing Options in NYC Need to Expand

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

In cities like New York with dense populations and a prevalence of multi-family unit housing, it's no wonder that people are exposed to secondhand smoke right in their own living rooms. We must increase the availability of smokefree housing.

Catch Up, Part 2: August 29-September 10

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Everyone that I've met on this run would have absolutely loved Jill. She had one of those personalities with which people could immediately relate. She would also be proud that we have been able to educate people about the daunting truth of lung cancer.

Catch Up, Part 1: August 16-28

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

This is an update on The Great Lung Run, my 3,500-mile run across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

Another Belated Update

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Second was the long Thursday, made longer when Google Maps directed Bob and me down a road that ended at a creek with a very steep bank. Did I mention I was already about 34 miles in for the day and was only about two miles from the hotel if not for that darn creek?!

Retroactive Update: August 5-12

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

It has been such a great privilege these last two weeks to visit old friends and make new ones. One question that inevitably continues to come up as I visit more people is what I will do after the run.

Week 1 of the Great Lung Run

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

I'm The Chick Running From New York To San Francisco

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

I'm just your average 24-year-old who grew up in San Francisco, went to Harvard University, and moved to New York soon after college... And now I'm running across the country, 30 miles a day, to raise money and awareness for lung cancer.

There Is Life After Lung Cancer

jacksonville.com | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Michelle Graff-Radford was 47 the first time she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The diagnosis stunned her. A non-smoker who taught 10 yoga and fit...