Meryl B.

I'm a two time-cancer survivor. The first time I was diagnosed with lung cancer was in 2005. I went to the emergency room where they did a chest x-ray and incidentally, found something on my lung. After being monitored for a while, it became apparent that it was lung cancer. I was completely shocked. Surgery was performed. The second time around in 2012, my doctor informed me that the cancer had returned, and I had to undergo surgery again. I've now been cancer free for 3 years. I'm one of the lucky ones because I found my cancer early as a result of a completely incidental finding - I had no symptoms. As a result, I've become very active in the lung cancer community. As a fundraiser and advocate, hopefully my efforts will make a difference and bring more attention to this deadly disease.