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New Hampshire Native Testifies About Lung Cancer
05/08/2014 10:37 AM ET  

Bayard "Chip" Kennett of Conway, a non-smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer, told a panel of U.S. senators Wednesday that one in every 14 people will receive a lung cancer diagnosis.

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) _ A New Hampshire native has testified before a U.S. Senate committee on aging about his battle with lung cancer.

Bayard ``Chip'' Kennett of Conway is a 1999 graduate of Kennett High School. He's a non-smoker who received his diagnosis in the fall of 2012.

He testified Wednesday that one in every 14 people will receive a lung cancer diagnosis. There is no reliable form of early detection.

Senator Kelly Ayotte, a member of the committee, said the issue of investing in the National Institutes of Health and in biomedical research to help find a cure for cancer is an important one.

Between 2003 and 2010, Kennett served on the legislative staffs of New Hampshire Senators Judd Gregg, John Sununu and Susan Collins of Maine. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.



 

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