Lung Cancer Alliance

Rating: 4.85 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 1700 K Street NW Suite 660 Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission: Saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer.
Results: Over the past year, more than 12,000 personal telephone calls and email requests were managed by our professional and caring staff, delivering customized support packets to improve outcomes. We also expanded a network of 1,500 medical facility contacts nationwide who share our educational support materials to the newly diagnosed and their loved ones so that they know they are not alone and we are here to help. We launched efforts to educate the millions at high risk about their life-saving options, encouraging conversations with their doctors about early detection. To date, more than 300 medical facilities have joined our coalition to make sure that screening is done right and well at centers of excellence across the U.S. We have trained thousands of advocates to educate elected and public health officials about the disease, securing almost $90 million to date in public health dollars for research and early detection. Because we do not accept public funding, and these dollars fund research directly, we are able to leverage your support at least 10-fold. We also launched the first nationwide awareness campaign addressing the stigma of lung cancer head-on. With more than 300 million impressions to date, the campaign continues to grow over social media channels. Learn more at: www.NoOneDeservesToDie.org. These combined efforts will help meet our vision of reducing lives lost to lung cancer by half by 2020. With your continued help and support, we will achieve this realistic and attainable goal.
Target demographics: The milions living with or at risk for lung cancer
Direct beneficiaries per year: At least 12,000
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Community& Support Services Program: Providing free, one-on-one support, information, and referrals to patients, at risk individuals and their loved ones through telephone and online support services, delivering customized education packets to make informed decisions and improve outcomes. Education Program: Conducting national awareness campaigns, including No One Deserves to Die, National Shine A Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, Team Lung Love and Give A Scan to educate the public about the facts, dispel myths, and share calls to action to eliminate stigma, increase research funding and save lives. Health Policy Program: Advocating for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research and early detection through a nationwide grassroots network of volunteer chapters, advocates and targeted policy strategies.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found this organization after my sister was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Sadly she passed away 2 years ago. I was able to find support, ask questions & get educated from their site. I am also a runner so I signed up with Team Lung Love. You can run any race anytime & collect donations for LCA. These people have never hounded me for anything. They have wonderful support & give all they have to those in need. They are pushing hard in Washington for better screening so people can get diagnosed sooner & have a chance to live. So glad I found them & thank you so much for all you do.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year a friend of ours invited us to a candle vigil for lung cancer and we had nothing else that night so we joined her. Well we listened to personal life experiences, a medical professional and got some education. My husband was a heavy smoker at that time and had been having some breathing issues. So we got him into the doctors office armed with a request for specific testing (not normally done) and yes a few small spots were discovered. After months of follow up the spots were found to not be cancer-however my husband is well on his way to being a nonsmoker and other health issues were discovered in the process. We read the emails we signed up to receive, act on events-requests as best we can, pass on information and are forever grateful that the vigil, speakers and information were available for us at a cost of only our time. You are helping so many people as I know there are a lot more stories out there that are happening right now but are not being told. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!! Debbie and John

 
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Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you both are doing well. We hope to see you at a Shine a Light this November!

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 6 year lung cancer survivor - and LCA has helped me through every part of my journey. From first diagnosis, through many times of 'scanxiety', through feelings of guilt for surviving (trust me - it happens), through on-going pain, etc. The people of LCA are my support. I have cried on their shoulders more times than I can count and there ALWAYS was someone there to help wipe my tears with their caring, understanding and love. This is an amazing and powerful organization and I will forever be a member and try to help others as I have been helped.

 
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Thank you for your kind words. Please know that we are always here for you. Keep up the fight!

Thank you for your kind words. Please know that we are always here for you. Keep up the fight!

Rating: 4 stars  

I also found out about my lung cancer by accident and had a large wedge removed from my right lower lobe on June 27, 2013. The doctors told me the frozen section showed no malignancy, but the final pathology disagreed; I had Stage I adenocarcinoma. I just had my first f/u CAT scan and there has been no change, but I worry a lot about recurrence. I would love to have a support group close to where I live through LCA, but there is not one in the area. I support LCA by being a donor and trying to support others through their journey on the website.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more support groups available. Although my friends and family are supportive they really don't understand what I am going through.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Late December 2010, I went to the Urgent Care thinking I had a sever bronchial infection. Had pneumonia and a "shadow" in the lung xray. Be the beginning of February 2011, it was decide to remove a large wedge of the upper right lobe of my lung and several small wedges. January 2012 saw return of several tumors. Started chemo at end of June 2012 until end of October 2012, Avastin only for 2 1/2 months and then pneumonia in January 2013 showed tumors back. Went back on chemo until April 2013 and have been on Tarceva since. I also have COPD and Crohn's. Chemo and Crohn's do not want to work well together. Due to sever dehydration, I have been hospitalized twice since on the Tarceva. Have finally gotten things under semi control and living well right now.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I, too found out about my stage I lung cancer by accident. A routine x-ray revealed "a mass". My journey began that day and now, almost two years later, I am alive thanks to my amazing and wonderful doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I joined the Lung Cancer Alliance to get support, information and most of all to share my continuing medical journey.
The stories we share are sometimes sad, hopeful, full of joy and love. Here's mine, I live life today and in the now. Thanks, LCA, for being my partner along this road.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing, keep up the great work and keeping us updated on the latest treatment information.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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I was found to have stage 1 lung cancer. It was found out by accident, I had gone to the Dr, for my gall bladder and they saw something on the x-ray. So immediately they sent me to a lung specialist. He watched it carefully for 6 months. then it started changing and they did a biopsy and came back as cancer. I had the best doctors in the world. They took out part of my right lung, then I went through chemo but now I am fine. I do go to a lung cancer support group but there was none around till this very nice gentleman started one. You don't ever see anything about lung cancer. Breast cancer things are all over .They need to have things for us too.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank god there out there fighting for more funding for Lung Cancer. I have no problem donating to there organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I couldn't get this organization to agree to call for a BAN on the tobacco drug, which CAUSES almost ALL lung and other cancers, so I told them they should disband, since they are NOT serious about ending lung and/or other cancers!

BAN THE ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG, NOW AND PROSECUTE THE CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, TOO!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

CALL FOR AN IMMEDIATE BAN ON THE ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered Lung Cancer Alliance after lung cancer ended my mom's life on this earth too soon. I am encouraged by the articles they share and the activities they host to shed light on the LARGEST cancer killer that exists. November is National LUNG Cancer Awareness Month...White is the color of ribbon that represents the largest cancer killer...but this form of cancer STILL NEEDS more publicity. Shine A Light on Lung Cancer Vigils will take place in November, and the LCA is working hard to shine a light on this awful disease that needs SO much more attention among our communities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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