|Posted:||April 17, 2017 04:52 PM|
|From:||Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||"Women's Lung Health Week" Resolution|
|I intend to introduce a resolution recognizing the week of May 7th thru May 13th, 2017 as "Women's Lung Health Week."
According to the American Lung Association, every five minutes a woman learns she has lung cancer.
Less than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after their diagnosis.
While the lung cancer death rates among men has fallen 21% in the last three years, it has increased 116% among women.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both women and men in the United States.
Delaware is the fifth leading state in the U.S. in the incidence of lung cancer.
Lung cancer must be a national priority due to the highest incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rate.
Awareness, early detection and treatment are crucial in the prevention or slowing of the spread of lung cancer and lung disease in this country.
The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative seeks to increase women's awareness of lung cancer as the number one cancer killer and save lives through risk reduction, early detection and new treatment options.
Through public awareness, the state of Pennsylvania seeks to minimize the devastating effects of lung cancer among all Pennsylvania citizens.
Please join me in recognizing the week of May 7th thru May 13th, 2017 as "Women's Lung Health Week."
Introduced as HR314