Hope

Yes, you CAN survive a lung cancer diagnosis.

Exciting new treatments for lung cancer are being discovered that may be used alone, before or after, or in combination with traditional chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

A lung cancer diagnosis can be like going to a foreign country. You need to learn a new language. In order to get where you want to go, you need to learn what questions to ask and how to ask them. A good place to start is our Hope With Answers video series.

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Survivors

Survivor Stories

Lung Cancer Foundation of America is working to change the public perceptions of lung cancer through education and personal stories of those impacted by this leading cause of death in cancer. These stories bring special attention to specific health conditions associated closely with lung cancer.

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Tributes

In Tribute

Celebrate with us these tribute stories of brave Lung Cancer heroes. While they are not here to tell their stories themselves, their stories inspire us and motivate us to keep fighting this disease every day and in every way.

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New and life-saving treatments, along with clinical trials, are happening rapidly.

For instance, targeted therapies are cancer treatments that specifically target certain known mutational changes in cancer cells. An oncologist will order biomarker testing of a patient’s lung cancer cells in order to identify the biomarkers unique to the lung cancer tumor. There is a growing list of specific biomarkers for which there are effective treatment options: EGFR, ALK, and ROS1 all have successful FDA approved treatments.

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Hope Improves With More Funding

Lung cancer accounts for about 27% of all cancer deaths in the U.S.

However, federal funding for lung cancer research per death was just $1,680 compared to $24,846 for breast, $12,644 for prostate and $6,344 for colon.

Your donation goes toward funding grants specifically for lung cancer research.

Infographic on lung cancer deaths