For too long, lung cancer patients have been diagnosed at a time when treatment options are severely limited. With few options, there has been little hope for people diagnosed with lung cancer—making it our nation's leading cancer killer for both men and women. The facts are sobering:
But with continued investments in federal research, there is hope. The key to saving the lives of lung cancer patients starts with funding research to advance early diagnosis and develop new and more effective treatment options.
There are many exciting developments that may lead to breakthroughs in early detection and treatment options—but only if Congress continues to invest in funding for cancer research.
Even though these novel approaches are promising, Congress must continue to invest in funding for cancer research for better cures and early detection of lung cancer. Now is the time to ask Congress to fight for a greater cancer research investment.
Let your members of Congress know that we need to continue our national commitment to cancer research. Please take a moment and send a letter to urge Congress to better invest in funding for cancer research.
** If you wish, you may edit the letter below to share a personal experience of how you or a loved one has been affected by lung cancer and why more funding is needed for lung cancer research. Personal stories like yours are powerful and effective and can help make a real difference in the lives of others.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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