November, 2014: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

WHEREAS, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women and in every ethnic group in the United States; and,

WHEREAS, lung cancer takes the lives of more Americans each year than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined; and,

WHEREAS, 435 Americans die each day from lung cancer; and,

WHEREAS, more than 80% of new lung cancer cases will be diagnosed at late stages; and,

WHEREAS, lung cancer screening for those at high risk using low dose CT scans is recommended and needs to be implemented across the country; and,

WHEREAS, funding for lung cancer research falls far short of that for other less fatal diseases; and,

WHEREAS, the Lung Cancer Alliance is dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan.