By Lisa Haines, lung cancer survivor , November 19, 2021

Lisa with her grandchildren

My lung cancer came suddenly and severely back in March of 2015.  It started with a sudden onset of what I thought was vertigo on a Wednesday. By Friday morning, it had changed dramatically, and I knew it was time to see a doctor.


By LUNGevity Foundation, November 19, 2021

Bill and Heather Hogan with grandchildren

The day my wife Heather found out she had lung cancer was the day that everything changed. In that moment, our plans for the future disappeared. Our focus for the present became just lung cancer.


By Diane Spry, lung cancer survivor, November 19, 2021

Diane with small child

I was only 30 years old when I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Before I was diagnosed, I spent 5 days in the hospital to have tests done. Even though they told me it could be cancer, I never thought that would even be a possibility. I was only 30 years old – how could I have cancer?


By Melissa King, lung cancer survivor, November 19, 2021

Melissa with husband in graduation gown

After battling a persistent cough for six months, I went in for a chest x-ray. This was July 2020, right in the thick of the pandemic, which is why I put off going in for so long. After nothing we tried seemed to help the cough, though, I knew it was time to figure out what was going on inside my lungs.


By Fran Miru, sobreviviente de cáncer de pulmón, November 16, 2021

Fran Miru

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Me diagnosticaron cáncer de pulmón en estadio IV en 2012 cuando solo tenía 39 años.  En ese momento, no había pruebas disponibles para determinar qué tipo de cáncer de pulmón tenía.  Todo lo que sabía era que "era cáncer de pulmón, nada más".


By Fran Miru, Lung Cancer Survivor, November 16, 2021

Fran Miru

Lea la historia de Fran en español.

I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012 when I was only 39 years old. At the time, there were no tests available to determine what type of lung cancer I had. All I knew was that "it was lung cancer, nothing more."


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