January is National Radon Action Month

According to the National Cancer Institute, shop  scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.

L4L Health Expo

Living For Liz is hosting its second annual Health Expo on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lunda Center located on the Western Technical College campus in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Living for Liz, various health care providers, and other groups in the coulee region that promote healthy living, are […]

Lung Cancer Doesn’t Stand A Chance

Living For Liz is ringing in the New Year with perseverance!  We are proud to announce a new section of our website called “Our Impact” as well as announce our entire line up of events for the upcoming year! 

Air Pollution Declared a Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

  (CNN) — My patient, “Judy,” is one of more than 228,000 Americans this year who will be diagnosed with lung cancer. And like most of her fellow lung cancer patients, she is struggling not only to learn all she can about her diagnosis and treatment options, but also to adjust to the overwhelming burden […]

Shine A Light On Lung Cancer

Gundersen Medical Foundation and Living for Liz Present: SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Gundersen Integrated Center for Education 6:00pm– Desserts, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments 6:50pm- Welcome and special program featuring Scott Burton, comedian and cancer survivor 7:45pm– Glow stick ceremony to remember and honor those with lung cancer

Back 2 Basics w/ Steve- Calories

Let’s Have a Look at You Assessment Time-  It is honesty time; time to come clean about what you have been or maybe have not been doing. So let’s paint a possible picture.  You may have been an athlete in your younger days (football, illness soccer, sick swimming, ambulance baseball). Whatever it was, it is […]

Stop the Stigma

Although President Obama signed the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act (the first legislation requiring comprehensive plans of research action for high mortality cancers, with lung and pancreatic cancers given priority status) on January 2nd of this year, the below article is a good reminder that we still have a long ways to go in order to stop […]

Indoor Air Pollution- A Cause for Lung Cancer

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide When I think about exposure to contaminated air, I usually think about outdoor air pollution. And outdoor air pollution is indeed one of the causes of lung cancer. But indoor air can be a problem as well. In fact, indoor air pollution appears to play a very important role […]

The Best Air-Purifying Plants

Spring is just around the corner, and soon those of you who live in the Midwest will be able to open your windows and let in the fresh air.  But in the meantime, you’re trapped inside for months without the advantage of fresh air.  Who knew indoor plants could help purify the air in your […]

Lung Cancer Led Female Cancer Deaths in 2012

From Asbestos.com Think fast: Which cancer has the highest female mortality rate? Many of us would guess a cancer that predominantly affects women, shop like breast cancer. It’s a logical choice; close to 40,000 women were projected to pass away from the disease in 2012, and numerous breast cancer awareness events (rightly) keep the disease […]