The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research.
Our Vision: A world free of lung disease.
Participants learn to:
- Identify and manage asthma symptoms
- Understand the value of an Asthma Action Plan
- Respond to a breathing emergency
Asthma Basics includes videos and printable documents, plus animated graphics that show the three primary changes in the airways during an asthma episode.
The American Lung Association’s Lung HelpLine 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) is a free resource to provide answers to your questions about asthma and other lung diseases. Trained nurses and respiratory therapists are standing by to take your call.
This November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the U.S., taking 336 lives in Alaska in 2014. If lung cancer is diagnosed and treated at an early stage, it is more likely to be curable. Sadly, only 16 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at this stage. But now there’s hope!
We can turn the tide against lung cancer with the availability of lung cancer screening for those considered at high risk. Lung cancer screening helps catch the disease early, when it’s more curable. In fact, if only half of those at high risk were screened, more than 15,000 lives could be saved.