Lung Cancer Survivors Stories

The Lung Cancer Survivor stories presented on this page are stories of courage, stories of triumph over unbelievable adversity, stories of HOPE. Many of the people highlighted in these stories had their first brush with this disease via a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis. Yet, through the advances in lung cancer treatments brought about by transformative lung cancer research, these lung cancer survivors continue to inspire us by living their lives in the way they want. We are honored they have shared their stories with Lung Cancer Foundation of America. 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. Join us by submitting a story, browsing the gallery, sharing stories via social media and more.

TikTok Star With Lung Cancer

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Meet Stephanie, the TikTok Star With Lung Cancer, whose goal is to provide a personal depiction of her cancer with humor and humility.
Read Stephanie's story

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Read about others living with lung cancers

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  • adenocarcinoma
  • advocacy
  • ALK
  • ALK+
  • biomarker
  • biomarker testing
  • brain metastasis
  • chemotherapy
  • clinical trial
  • diagnosis
  • early detection
  • EGFR
  • EGFR mutation
  • genomic testing
  • immune system
  • immunotherapy
  • lung cancer in non smokers
  • lung cancer research funding
  • lung cancer risk
  • lung cancer risks
  • lung cancer stigma
  • lung cancer surgery
  • MET
  • NED
  • non-smoker
  • NSCLC
  • PD-L1
  • personalized medicine
  • radiation
  • remission
  • RET
  • RET clinical trial
  • ROS-1 positive
  • ROS1
  • SCLC
  • small cell lung cancer
  • smoking
  • stage 1
  • stage 2b
  • stage 3a
  • stage 3b
  • stage 4
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • stigma
  • surgery
  • targeted therapy
  • thoracic surgery
  • treatment
  • women neversmokers and lung cancer

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Learn more about these remarkable lung cancer survivors and what they are doing to improve the research funding for lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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