|Posted:||October 2, 2017 09:53 AM|
|From:||Representative Robert F. Matzie|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution – Designating November 2017, as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, I intend to introduce a resolution designating November 2017, as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network estimates that 43,000 deaths and 53,670 new cases of pancreatic cancer were expected to occur in the United States in 2017.
There are typically no symptoms during the early stages of pancreatic cancer and it spreads quickly throughout the body making it difficult to detect and harder to treat during later stages. The good health and well-being of the residents of the Commonwealth are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about this disease and research regarding early detection.
In an effort to help those individuals suffering from pancreatic cancer as well as to focus on public policy, research funding, patient services, public awareness, and developing effective treatments and a cure for pancreatic cancer, organizations such as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the National Pancreas Foundation recognize the month of November as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.”
Please join me in supporting these efforts and designating November 2017, as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Former House Resolution 1071 of 2015-2016 - Previous Co-Sponsors - MAHONEY, GIBBONS, SAINATO, BURNS, D. COSTA, DEASY, READSHAW, KOTIK, DeLUCA, SAYLOR, HENNESSEY, ROZZI, REGAN, YOUNGBLOOD, PICKETT, SCHLOSSBERG, DiGIROLAMO, COHEN, TOOHIL, HEFFLEY, MURT, KIRKLAND, BIZZARRO, DRISCOLL, BAKER, R. BROWN, LONGIETTI, COOK-ARTIS, VEREB, WATSON, BENNINGHOFF, CALTAGIRONE, MACKENZIE, MAJOR, MILLARD, SONNEY, DUSH, SAVAGE, KINSEY, COX, MARSICO, GODSHALL, HARHART, GOODMAN, PAYNE, EVERETT, WARD, FABRIZIO,
Introduced as HR568