Saving Lives from Lung Cancer: Seeing Past the Smoke

Dr. Timothy Mullet, Director of the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic at the Markey Cancer Center at UK HealthCare, and Lindi Campbell, Lung Cancer Patient and Advocate, contribute compelling information about the dangers of radon exposure from their own professional and personal perspectives. This article was written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National … Read more

KET: Lung Disease in KY

Kentucky survivors discuss the impact their lung cancer diagnosis has had on their lives and how the stigma that surrounds the disease negatively impacts overall survival. There is a great need to educate the public that anyone can get lung cancer, regardless of smoking history. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in never … Read more


In October, 2021, we met a new survivor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Brittany, who asked us if we had ever seen a t-shirt with the hashtag, anyonewithlungs. She, like so many others we know, was diagnosed with lung cancer and had no previously known risk factors for getting the disease. She was just 38 years old … Read more

Lung Cancer does not discriminate

May is Lung Cancer Hope Month. A celebration of the progress for people living with lung cancer – but for Kentuckians like us progress must always keep moving forward. It is never fast enough, and never…enough. We need continued awareness, advancements in scientific research, and improvements in precision medicine to keep hope alive. Erase the … Read more

Nancy Alvey – 16 year lung cancer survivor

I was born in Madison WI.  I moved to Louisville in September 1981 with my 1st husband, son & daughter. I was diagnosed in November 2005 with lung cancer after coughing up a handful of blood.  I went to my Primary Care Physician who was out of the office at the time, but his associate sent me … Read more

Leah Lanham Phillips

I have lived in Louisville, Kentucky most of my life. For the last 10 years I made managing my health a priority. I never smoked a day in my life. I exercise most days. I eat right. I have a yearly physical, mammogram, blood work, wear sunscreen, and basically do my best to be as healthy as possible. I am a busy mom to 3 children and loving my life and, bam…I am hit with this most unlikely diagnosis.

Chasity Harney

“I was born and raised in Kentucky where I currently live with my husband and our three children.  Never in a million years would I have believed I could get lung cancer because there is no history of the disease in my family and I have never smoked.

One day, while teaching at my school, I had a sharp pain in my chest radiating around to my back that would not go away. I was concerned enough to see my doctor the next day and was relieved when she made the decision to order a CT scan. Thankfully, that one occurrence alarmed me enough to see my doctor right way because I had not experienced any other symptoms and I never felt that original pain again.