Women's lung cancer bill needs support
Friday, February 9, 2018
Today, your readers have an incredible opportunity to demonstrate their support for women affected by lung cancer by adding their names to the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act of 2018. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and Congressmen Frank LoBiondo, (R-N.J., and Richard Nolan, D-Minn., reintroduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to accelerate research and investigate possible solutions to decrease the number of women affected by lung cancer.
In the United States, an average of 193 women die each day from lung cancer. That's one every 7 minutes. Additionally, the common perception that only smokers can develop lung cancer has been proven false as two thirds of never-smokers diagnosed with lung cancer are women. It is imperative that Congress pass this legislation to coordinate a public health plan across various federal agencies, to close knowledge gaps and advance research to address the impact of lung cancer in the U.S.
We need federal action to fight this deadly disease, so if you support this legislation, thank you. If you have not yet co-sponsored/endorsed the bill please do so today, as this issue affects mothers, wives, sisters, friends, fathers, husbands and brothers.
I would also like to thank the authors of this legislation: Senators Rubio and Feinstein and Congressmen LoBiondo and Nolan. I look forward to hearing your position on the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act.