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Darcy’s Story: At age 54 I was diagnosed with IPF, and would need a lung transplant to survive

By Carlynn Ferguson-King on 2015-09-04

Darcy Murdoch has played many roles in his life as an entertainer. An average encounter finds him effortlessly riffling between two of his alter egos, crooner Bobby Bacchus, and the King himself, Elvis Presley. But no role has challenged him more than that of patient.

Janet’s story: Six years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer

By Janet on 2015-08-18

Six years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I had most of my left lung and lymph nodes removed in my first surgery and tumours removed from my right lung in a second surgery three months later. I’ve never smoked.

Finding out I had lung cancer was a huge shock for me. Like many people, I thought only people who smoked got lung cancer. But that’s not the case.

My Experience With Lung Cancer – Part 6: When things are hard

By Terry on 2015-03-06

March 6, 2015: The last month has been the hardest so far. The cancer progressed despite the new treatment, and that led to a fracture of my spine with back pain that kept me in bed for weeks. I had surgery to stabilize the back two weeks ago and finally feel that I am starting to get some strength and mobility back. And I will be starting a new chemotherapy today.

Forest Fires and Lung Health

By Amy Henderson on 2014-07-08

Forest fires are often a concern in Canada, especially during dry, hot summers. People all over Canada may be affected by the smoke from forest fires. The Canadian Lung Association urges those with lung disease such as asthma and COPD to monitor their breathing and avoid exposure to smoke. If breathing problems develop, refer to your action plan or call your health-care provider.

What type of health effects can be caused by forest fire smoke?

For someone without lung problems, wood smoke can:

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