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Governor Proclaims November
Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky

By Jill Holder

 

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Kentucky is No. 1 in the country in terms of lung cancer, both in incidence and death rates. There is about 50 percent more lung cancer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky than the national average.

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2002) -- Kentucky Governor Paul Patton has signed a proclamation declaring the month of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky.

Kentucky is No. 1 in the country in terms of lung cancer, both in incidence and death rates. There is about 50 percent more lung cancer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky than the national average.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Bluegrass ACTION coalition, American Cancer Society, Cancer Information Service, and Kentucky ACTION sponsored the event.


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