Stories of Hope

Receiving a lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Read about how these lung cancer patients in Singapore have turned to face lung cancer head on, giving them a new lease of life.

Talking about cancer is never easy. It is our hope that these stories can help you feel supported and inspired to talk to your loved ones or healthcare providers on how you can take on lung cancer.

Taking on lung cancer is worth the fight, and you can.

Survivors from all walks of life have faced lung cancer head on, and forged ahead on their own terms.

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    Jeffrey Leong is a 58-year-old, self-employed, father-of-two who overcame all odds to fight Stage 4 lung cancer.

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    Voice coach, actress and former radio broadcaster Petrina Kow lost her mother to lung cancer, and recounts the journey of her diagnosis and treatment.

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    Deepa is 49-year-old IT professional, and mother of an 18-year-old boy. She is living with Stage 4 lung cancer.

    Read the story here

Share your ‘I Can’ story

Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer and chose to forge ahead on your own terms? Do you have a loved one who turned to face lung cancer head-on? As a caregiver, do you have tips and stories of encouragement for other caregivers?

Share your story to help empower others living with lung cancer.

Remember that there is power in the community, others with a lung cancer diagnosis could feel supported and inspired by understanding how you are taking on lung cancer.


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