We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and other relatives and friends whose lives have been impacted by a lung cancer diagnosis. LCCH was founded in 2006 by Susan Levin as a direct result of her family’s experience with lung cancer. Her late mother, Chasia was one of a growing number of people who often are initially misdiagnosed because they do not meet the “profile” – they do not have a smoking history. Ms. Levin and her family learned more about lung cancer than they ever wanted to know and that information did not come in a timely manner; they did not know where to turn to get the information needed to make educated health care decisions even though Chasia Levin was treated in one of the top 5 cancer centers in the country; nevertheless, often there seemed not to be any options. Ms Levin is personally committed to empower people with the options her family did not have.
LCCH is committed to national grassroots efforts to increase awareness of the #1 cancer killer of men and women. The educational outreach has focused on programs entitled Lung Cancer: Dispelling Myths, Dispensing Facts which feature presentations by leading medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, radiation oncologists as well as social workers. Initially, LCCH focused on the Tri-State – New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania region partnering with area hospitals, wellness centers, and government sponsored programs as well as corporate human resource departments; we are in the process of expanding our outreach nationally as well as internationally.
Knowledge is power and we are committed to empowering people with facts about this insidious disease.