Culver Dedicates Week to Women’s Lung Health in Pennsylvania
5/8/2018
 
With lung cancer being the No. 1 cancer killer of women, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) has sponsored legislation to dedicate the week of May 7-13 as “Women’s Lung Health Week” in Pennsylvania to enhance awareness about the disease. Culver is pictured here with her House colleagues who joined her in recognizing this cause.
HARRISBURG – With lung cancer being the No. 1 cancer killer of women, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) has sponsored legislation to dedicate the week of May 7-13 as “Women’s Lung Health Week” in Pennsylvania to enhance awareness about the disease.

“According to the American Lung Association, more than 10,470 Pennsylvanians will be diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 7,000 will succumb to the deadly disease in 2018,” Culver said. “While the lung cancer death rates among men have fallen by 20 percent in the last three years, the death rates among women have increased by 116 percent. As a state and a nation, we must make it a priority to be aware of this deadly disease, to promote early detection and treatment and to slow the spread of lung cancer in the U.S.”

In the United States, a woman learns she has lung cancer every five minutes. Fewer than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after their diagnosis.

For more information about this resolution, or any other state-related issue, contact Culver’s district office in Sunbury located at 106 Arch St., by calling 570-286-5885, or toll-free at 1-800-924-9060. Information can also be found online at LyndaCulver.com or Facebook.com/RepCulver.

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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