Texans, here’s how you can help fight cancer – from the ballot box

When Kathy Martin’s doctor suggested that, as a longtime smoker, she be tested for lung cancer, the 62-year-old resident of Graham didn’t have to travel far to be screened.

Thanks to a program that the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas funded in 2018, Martin was able to have the necessary scans at her hometown hospital at no cost to her. To her surprise, the screening revealed that she had early-stage cancer, and she underwent surgery to remove a tumor.

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