PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Do you know lung most cancers kills extra folks than breast, colon and prostate most cancers mixed?When you’re shocked, you are not alone. That is precisely why a gaggle within the valley is making an attempt to lift consciousness.”For several years I had a CAT scan and it came back just fine. And then one day, Dr. Kuo’s office called and said ‘you need to come in and talk to the doctor,’ and sure enough, it was lung cancer,” mentioned Lele Alston.Represenative Lela Alston is simply one of many survivors that got here to point out help right now on the annual Bonnie J. Addario Lung Most cancers 5K.Fortunately, her most cancers journey has a contented ending.”He operated a month or so later and then I did radiation and chemot therapy, and I’m good to go,” Alston mentioned.The physician who lead the crew she credit with saving her life, Dr. Elbert Kuo, additionally confirmed as much as the run right now. He says he got here to advertise consciousness.”Awareness leads to more people being aware, more early detection, more detection leads to more funding, more funding leads to more research and more survivors,” Dr. Kuo mentioned.Many different family and friends members gathered to run, elevate funds and unfold information about lung most cancers, one thing Dr. Kuo says is important to early detection.”I think lung cancer unfortunately has always had a stigma that people smoked and did it to themselves, but in reality lung cancer effects everybody,” Dr. Kuo mentioned.With early detection, docs can assault the most cancers sooner, attending to it earlier than it spreads, and giving the affected person the next probability of survival. Including screening should not be one thing to be afraid of. “Don’t be scared, I would say there’s a lot of scary stuff all over the internet and all over the media, but I think the key thing is, be strong. Get a strong support system, find a good team of doctors, reach out to organizations like the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation which can provide information and support for you,” Dr. Kuo mentioned.A barbecue adopted the occasion for survivor networking and assets.