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BY Amanda Nerstad

Cancer does not run in my family, so when I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in September 2016, it came as a complete shock. I was a healthy and active 38-year-old wife and the mother of two young girls.

Since then, I’ve learned that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. I’ve also learned how important it is to find a doctor and a medical team that you trust. I wanted people around me who were committed to finding a cure...

Stage IV lung cancer survivor Amanda Nerstad with her family