Thank you for visiting my page. I've signed up for the LUNG FORCE Turquoise Tasting Event to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by lung disease. I'm really looking forward to this event and I greatly appreciate your support. Our collective efforts will help raise awareness and funds to protect lung health.
I am a medical oncologist and care for many patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer can affect anyone, even those without smoke or environmental exposures. Many are unaware of new screening recommendations that allow for annual low dose CT scans to detect lung cancers early in patients who are at higher risk for developing lung cancer. This has been shown to improve and save lives; however, the majority of people who would potentially benefit from this are not getting the screening. One of our missions is to increase awareness for screening.
Treatments for lung cancer have advanced dramatically in the past few years, with some treatments that are effective even without chemotherapy. Treatments are more personalized and better tolerated, some of them using the body's own immune system to fight the cancer. Anyone affected by lung cancer deserves the opportunity to benefit from these treatments. I have been fortunate enough to get to care for many amazing people and help to guide them through their journey.
Your donation and participation will help support the America Lung Association's research innovation, which leads to early detection for all and better treatments that give everyone a fighting chance.
Be a part of the FORCE to defeat lung cancer and other lung diseases!