Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Published on September 16, 2020

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Read the official proclamation below

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WHEREAS, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States and in Arizona in 2020, accounting for more deaths than colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined; and

WHEREAS, according tot he American Cancer Society, there are 20,000 new lung cancer cases and 10,100 deaths because of lung cancer between 2013 and 2017 in Arizona, with the 5-year survival rate for localized lung cancer being ~59% but only ~17% of lung cancers being diagnosed at this stage; and

WHEREAS, funding for lung cancer research trails far behind funding for research of many other cancers, and additional research is needed in early diagnosis, screening, and treatment for lung cancer as well as in lung cancer affecting women and lung cancer health disparities; and

WHEREAS, women diagnosed with lung cancer are more likely to be younger and never-smokers, lung cancer incidence and mortality rates in women are rising relative to men, more women die from lung cancer than breast cancer every year and by 2035, it is expected that more women will die from lung cancer than men; and

WHEREAS, organizations working in the Oro Valley community, such as the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative and Women's Lung Cancer Forum, are committed to educating about lung cancer and lung cancer screening and working to increase lung cancer screening rates in Oro Valley

NOW,  THEREFORE,  I, Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor of Oro Valley, do hereby proclaim November, 2020 as


Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Dated this 20th day of November, 2020.


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