Early detection vital with lung cancer

State Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford), a lung cancer survivor and advocate, reminds residents that November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Started in 1995, it has generated support across the country with events taking place during the month to educate people about this type of cancer. The State of Connecticut declared November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month in 2006.

Rep. Rose, who has successfully battled this disease, encourages people to learn more about lung disease and do everything possible to help prevent it.

Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women and it accounts for about 14% of all new cancers.

“While this prognosis is realistic, and every case is different, it is important to know that cancer discovered in early stages is likely to be treated effectively,” Rep. Rose said.