Faces of Lung Disease
Did You Know?
Lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres of airways and 300 to 500 million air sacs (alveoli).
Learning about different lung diseases is a powerful way to #BreakStigma!
With 1 in 5 New Brunswickers living with lung disease, it is likely that you or someone you love lives with lung disease. Let’s talk about it!
Stigma about lung diseases can cause patients to delay talking to their health professional, which can delay diagnosis and treatment. Recent studies show that over half of all people with lung cancer have experienced social isolation.
NB Lung thanks these New Brunswickers for sharing their experiences with us.
“For me, having a transplant has opened my eyes and heart to so many things.”
“It is really important to understand about radon…”
“NB Lung helped me navigate the complex journey for a transplant…”
“Together we help shape the pathway of lung health and research in the years to come!”
Tara & Addie
“I often heard Addie say, ‘I wish I could just be like other kids’.”
“Every day when I see my scar, I remember that a stranger gave me a new life! “
Page Last Updated: 28/02/2023