New Yorkers leading the nation in lung cancer survival rates

Some good new when it comes to lung cancer treatment. A lot of it seems to be working. A new reports shows more people are surviving the disease with New York leading the nation in five-year survival rates.

Lung cancer is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. According to the American Lung Association more than 13,000 New Yorkers will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone. But new treatments are helping people beat the deadly disease.

Lung cancer us is so deadly because it’s often found after the disease has spread. Alice Pratt discovered she had lung cancer after she felt an odd sensation while brushing her hair.

“The source of the cancer was my lungs which really shocked me because I am a non smoker,” said Pratt, a stage 4 cancer survivor.

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