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Paula Adamson was diagnosed with Stage 4 EGFR exon 19 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2019. Thanks to the progress of lung cancer treatment, Paula benefits from a targeted therapy for her specific lung cancer diagnosis that has made her tumor shrink. Here she tells Yahoo News her story of how lung cancer affects non-smokers like herself. Also, she has since become a strong advocate for ensuring Black men and women are aware of their heightened baseline risk of developing lung cancer. Read her story of hope here.