One in six U.S. women lives with lung disease. Millions more will be diagnosed.
Catch Your Breath
The numbers are breathtaking.
ABOUT LUNG DISEASE IN WOMEN
Nearly 21 million U.S. women live with lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis. Millions more will be diagnosed. Despite the numbers, there are no cures.
The Catch Your Breath® Women and Lung Health Initiative was inspired by the story of one woman’s struggle with lung disease. Lynn Kotsiantos lived in a suburb of Chicago, never smoked and lived a healthy lifestyle. After having tests done for a persistent cough, the mother of three was shocked to learn she had lung cancer. After a nine-month battle, she passed away in April 2003 at the age of 42.