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Abraham and Yolanda Almanza are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

In 1998, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at the age of 15. I would later turn 16 in the hospital not knowing if I would live to see my 17th birthday. Being the son of a smoker … read more ❯

Alberto Lopez is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

So a little bit about my self, on how my cancer was detected. On a hot summer day in July, while preparing for vacation to San Antonio TX, we were loading up a camper trailer and that’s when I injured … read more ❯

Andy Bonnett is Changing the Face of Lung cancer!

Physicians at the University of Colorado Hospital are finding startling success with medications that are made to match the genes of a particular lung cancer. The new strategy means the drugs work only on certain patients – but they can … read more ❯

Anne Phillips is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

In May of 2015, I had a seizure and collapsed one morning before taking my young children to school. Within 24 hours, the doctors suspected I had lung cancer. There was a tumor in the upper lobe of my left … read more ❯

Ashley Mahaffey is Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Today, a remarkable woman shared her mother’s story with Chris. Team Draft is proud to share the Ashley Joy’s story of her mother, Patricia Mahaffey.read more ❯



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