Every seven minutes and thirty seconds, one woman in the U.S. loses her battle with lung cancer

President Matassa has proclaimed May 6 – 12, 2018 as Women’s Lung Health Week in Ascension Parish.

According to the proclamation, every seven minutes and thirty seconds, one woman in the U.S. loses her battle with lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women and men in the U.S.

Rhonda Vizzini, a cancer volunteer and “hero” who accepted the proclamation on behalf of the American Lung Association, said that advocacy and increased awareness will result in screening and early detection for people with lung cancer that will ultimately save lives. She stressed that public support for research funding will result in better treatment and early detection methods that will ultimately save lives.

Ms. Vizzini informed the Council that LUNG FORCE is a national initiative led by the American Lung Association to defeat lung cancer through new treatment options and better methods of early detection. She urged people to visit the website – www.lung.org – to learn more.

Contributed by Ascension Parish Government