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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:23:47 Z
I am terrified. I was just diagnosed with possible non small cell lung cancer. I am due for surgery sometime next month. They will remove the upper left lobe. My nodule is 12mm. I feel so alone in all of this. I don't have much support (almost none) so my alone time is filled with terror about the surgery. I can't seem to find any comfort from my medical people as they are all business. If I just ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:38:22 Z
 Hi all. Since its quiet and I have time I like to say hello and intro.  Im a 53 yo male, white in the same boat as most others here. Kept smoking during my forty's and it caught up with me.  Friends had quit back then and been missed by disease thus far. Im managed on all the same drugs, plus fight a major depressive disease and severe anxiety. My self inte...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:54:18 Z
Often on this site we hear about why people would get a lung transplant.  Can people who decided against transplant tell me why you wouldn't?

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:28:33 Z
I hear about this alot, I never heard of exacerbation what is it like. Please help me understand the term.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:11:41 Z
anyone have any breathing exercises.I has been over a year since finished treatment

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:24:46 Z
Dear Lung Connection Friends, This is a last minute posting, but I hope it will still help some of you. Today is the next free, live webinar with Dr. Noah Greenspan: Eat, Cough, Breathe This time he has not only a new topic, but also a guest pulmonary specialist. Please take a look at the details below and have a very good autumn! Sincerely, breathingbody NEXT WEBINAR TODAY: EAT, COUG...

Updates from the Lung Association
 
 
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Rose, a lung cancer survivor, shares why quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Halloween should be scary in a fun way. But an asthma attack can take the fun out of the night and make the scare far too real. To keep this Halloween focused on tricks and treats, parents of kids with asthma can be proactive about managing their child’s asthma before trick or treating. Here are seven safety tips to keep your child having fun this Halloween:

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Anyone who has experience with lung disease knows the strong link between how you feel physically, and how you feel emotionally. . Whether you are facing COPD, lung cancer, asthma or another lung disease, it is not uncommon to feel stressed, anxious or even depressed. Sometimes you might notice you don’t feel like yourself but you are aren’t sure exactly what is bothering you. Undiagnosed depressi...

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
According to a new report, strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants could improve air quality and prevent an estimated 3,500 premature deaths along with other significant benefits to human health.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a rare and potentially serious respiratory infection, continues to be a health concern across much of the United States. With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting confirmed cases in more than 40 states, it’s important to know the warning signs, when to seek medical help and how to prevent spread of the disease.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:15:05 +0100
To help rally and inspire women across the country to join the LUNG FORCE movement in our fight against #lungcancer and for lung health, Jewel wrote and recorded an original song, ‘Sing On.’ As the lyrics of the song say, "we all need to be the difference everyone is talking about." Download ‘Sing On’ from iTunes – and add Jewel’s beautiful song to your playlist. All net proceeds from so...

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:59:24 +0100
Big thanks to Jewel for joining #LUNGFORCE and appearing on Fox & Friends this morning to help raise awareness about lung cancer – the #1 cancer killer of women. Video: http://bit.ly/1tD4r3vTimeline PhotosBig thanks to @[6969468687:274:Jewel] for joining LUNG FORCE and appearing on @[111938618893743:274:Fox & Friends] this morning to help raise awareness about lung cancer – the #...

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:54:30 +0100
We thank Rose from CDC Tobacco Free's "Tips from Former Smokers" Campaign for sharing her powerful story with the American Lung Association about why quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websiteRose's Story: My Battle with Lung Cancer - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgNov...

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:00:39 +0100
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month and it’s just around the corner. So we’ve decided to kick things off a little early to help get the word out about the #1 way to reduce risks for #lungcancer. If you know someone trying to quit smoking, please call our Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA. www.lung.org/stop-smoking/

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:07:11 +0100
We are excited to join the “Don’t Guess. Test.” initiative. Its objective is to expand awareness and educate patients about precision medicine and the importance of comprehensive genomic testing in #lungcancer.Don't Guess Testwww.dontguesstestlungcancer.com“Don’t Guess. Test.” is an initiative aimed to expand awareness and educate patients about precision medicine and the importance of compre...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:07:15 +0100
It's #RespiratoryCareWeek - a great time to learn more about your lungs! Thanks to all the respiratory care professionals helping people breathe easier :)Your Lungs - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgYour respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, windpipe (trachea) and lungs, brings air into the body when you breathe. In the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is transferred to ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:58:23 +0100
Exciting news! Three of the largest lung cancer organizations, American Lung Association, Free to Breathe and Uniting Against Lung Cancer, collaborate to fund critically-needed #LungCancer research through the 2014 Impact Award! Together we are making a difference in the fight against #lungcancer.Three Lung Cancer Advocacy Organizations Collaborate to Fund Critically Needed Lung Cancer...www.lung....

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:36 +0100
Did you know that one-third of individuals with chronic illness experience symptoms of depression? Anyone who has experience with lung disease knows the strong link between how you feel physically, and how you feel emotionaly. For more information on depression and lung disease call our free Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNG-USA or visit our website: http://bit.ly/1t64XbjDepression and Lung Disease - Am...

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:37:40 +0100
My #OneGoodReason to live tobacco free#OneGoodReason we live tobacco free. Thanks CVS!

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:12:58 +0100
Timeline Photos1 year ago today, we lost a friend and public health hero to illness caused by secondhand smoke – Nathan Moose. In his honor, please share this post to educate others about the dangers of secondhand smoke. #20million

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