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Liliana Hart: My dad’s cancer battle inspired me to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Liliana Hart on July 16th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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My father was a hero. But not for the reasons one might think. Yes, he served in the Air Force and was an air traffic controller along the border between North and South Korea during the Korean War. Heroic, right? And yes, he went through the diagnosis of cancer not once, but twice, in his eighty-two years and suffered through chemo and radiation, the nausea and weight loss. He woke up every morning with a good attitude ...

Mary Ellen Kirkbride’s Lung Cancer Story

Posted by PCF Admin on March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »

A True Fighter Nearly five years ago, Mary-Ellen Kirkbride responded to a lung cancer researcher’s call for help. Her intent was simple — to honor her father’s memory. Little did she know her own life was about to be saved. Kirkbride knew the lung cancer statistics all too well. She had lost her father to lung cancer years earlier, and was about to watch her mother lose the battle. She was ...

Lung Cancer Survivor’s Story: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

Posted by Laura McCracken, Guest Blogger on November 29th, 2010 | 8 Comments »
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I'm too busy to have cancer! With a full-time job, house, social life, dating, cycling and traveling, how do you put it all on pause for an illness? Back in 2007, I was burning the candle at both ends. I felt so tired and achy all of the time, so I stopped exercising because I didn't have the energy. It seemed to all spiral down after that. In August 2007, I kept having pains in my chest, ...