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My Experience With Lung Cancer – Epilogue


[See previous posts – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6] On March 17, 2016, 26 months after receiving her diagnosis of lung cancer, Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away. The courage with which she struggled against lung cancer is evident from the six instalments of her blog. The Lung Association was truly blessed to have a friend such as Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum. From 1999 to 2006, Terry-Nan was the Medical Director of a project to develop a TB control program in Ecuador. The project was funded by CIDA through the Canadian Lung Association. During this time, Ecuador went from having the

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Student in Regina Tests Positive for Tuberculosis


A student at St. Augustine Community School in Regina tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) in July. Students and staff who were in close contact have been contacted by health officials to request that they also be tested. Close contact is described as sitting next to an infected person for hours at a time. Learn more about TB and the Lung Association’s history in the fight against TB.

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Remembering Dr. Bill Jeanes


One of Canada’s respiratory health pioneers, Dr. Bill Jeanes, passed away on July 1 in Ottawa at the age of 95. As a member of the Canadian Lung Association staff, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Jeanes for the first time in 2001 when he came to our office in Ottawa during the Christmas season, armed with photos and other memorabilia from the past. As the years went by, Dr. Jeanes would make his seasonal visit and it was always such a pleasant opportunity to hear about how our organization was formed and listen to stories about the people

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Author Anne Raina receives the Heather Crowe Award from Canadian Lung Association

Anne Raina receives award

The Canadian Lung Association is pleased to announce that Anne Raina, author of Clara’s Rib, is the 2014 recipient of the Heather Crowe Award. This award in given to honor an individual or group who given to an individual or group who is actively involved in the promotion of lung health and the prevention of lung disease. Anne received her award Saturday June 14th at a ceremony in Ottawa. Since 2010, Anne has been faithfully promoting Clara’s Rib – the true story of Clara, Anne’s late sister and co-author of the book. Clara grew up in a TB Sanatorium in

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TB survivor Manav Gill shares her story!


March 24, 2014 – World TB Day – Today marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, an opportunity for us all to acknowledge and take action on an infectious disease that is responsible for 1.3 million deaths annually.  Fortunately for those of us who live in Canada, incidence of TB is low, with approximately 1,500 new cases reported every year. “The best defence is a first-class control and prevention program. Luckily, in Canada, we are very fortunate to have one of the finest,” says Scott McDonald, CEO of the BC Lung Association. “But we mustn’t become complacent.  Even Healthy Canadians fall ill with TB.” Proof

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World TB Day is March 24: Read about the Canadian Lung Association’s work in tuberculosis


World TB Day is held every year on March 24th to mark the discovery of the cause of the disease by Dr Robert Koch in Berlin in 1882.  At the time of Dr. Koch’s discovery of the TB bacillus, the disease was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. This discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB. The Canadian Lung Association has a rich and proud history of fighting TB. Established in 1900 to control the spread of tuberculosis, we began our work under our original name, The Canadian

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