Reina's Lung Cancer Story
Reina was diagnosed with lung cancer a little over a year ago, undergoing surgery to remove 1/5 of her lung. While she didn't have symptoms – noting "I felt healthier than ever" – she was approaching the age when her mother had died of lung cancer. Finding out her worries had merit was a shock.
"As my doctor said, 'If you have lungs, you too can get lung cancer.'"
Victoria’s Lung Cancer Story
Even as a teenager, Victoria noticed that she was often breathless and chalked it up to needing more exercise. She was diagnosed with Stage III spindle-cell sarcoma of the lung right before her 23rd birthday. "To me, it didn’t matter what story the statistics were saying about this disease. I decided right then and there that I would tell my son that Mom is going to be a survivor."
Jaymie’s Lung Cancer Story
Jaymie was diagnosed with ALK+ lung cancer in December 2018 but is trying to keep her life as close to normal as she can...working full time and attending kickboxing classes. "I am not my diagnosis. I try to challenge the stigmas and the misconceptions by showing people that even though I have cancer, cancer does not HAVE me."