Category: Lung Cancer

Healthy Lungs to Speak Out about Radon

Radon is an odorless, invisible gas, naturally released from rocks, soil, and water into the air. Radon can get into homes or buildings through small cracks or holes and build up to high levels. Breathing in high levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer. This is what happened to Jackie, and she is determined to help prevent this from happening to others. Testing and taking steps to reduce radon levels in homes can save lives. Read More >

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Nine Caring Ways to Support a Lung Cancer Survivor

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You may know someone with lung cancer. Here are nine incredible ways that you can support lung cancer survivors. Read More >

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Cancer Survivors Month: Free Help to Quit Smoking

Cancer survivors can take important steps to lower the risk of cancer coming back. These include knowing your family history and living a healthy lifestyle, including being physically active and eating a balanced diet. A healthy lifestyle also means being tobacco-free. Read More >

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Supporting Cancer Survivors Who Use Tobacco

Dr. Shayne Gallaway with his grandmother.

"My grandmother died of lung cancer after a seven-year battle. She fought like a champ, without ever so much as a complaint. She was like a second mother, and one of my favorite people in the world. I still cry when I think about the day we lost her. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. In our lifetime, it’s almost guaranteed that we will all know a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer." Read More >

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This Blog May Inspire You but Motivation Is Another Story

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"While I can educate my friends and family about the harms of smoking and the benefits of cessation and inspire them to quit smoking, I know they will each find their own reason to quit smoking. Maybe they want to spend their money on something besides cigarettes. Maybe they do not want to smell like smoke anymore. Maybe they want to be healthy enough to play with their grandchildren and be around to see them grow up. Mike was my reason. What’s yours?" Read More >

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