Faces of Lung Cancer
Most people are surprised to learn that you don't have to smoke to get lung cancer. Anyone with lungs can be diagnosed with lung cancer.
Many LCC members used to believe the face of lung cancer was the stereotypical grizzled old man or woman, who coughed constantly, had yellow teeth, pale skin, and smoked like a chimney. Certainly not anyone representative of the general population, let alone our own families. But since lung cancer forced its way onto the canvas of our lives, we have learned the truth about the nature of this devastating disease. Namely, that lung cancer affects mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, grandmothers, grandfathers, loved ones and friends.
Although the chance of getting lung cancer increases with age (the majority of people who develop lung cancer are between 50 and 70 years old), our experiences have taught us that lung cancer occurs across all ages, races, ethnicities, incomes and socioecomonic backgrounds. Please click on the menu to the left and read about our LCC members' amazing journeys with lung cancer. We hope you will be informed and inspired by their stories. We hope you will see that the true face of lung cancer is each and every person in the world, including you. We hope this knowledge will inspire action.