|Posted:||January 8, 2020 10:41 AM|
|From:||Representative Robert Freeman and Rep. Stan Saylor|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Recognizing May 2020 as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month|
|In the near future, we intend to introduce a resolution that would recognize May 2020 as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.
Bladder cancer affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Specifically, in Pennsylvania, an estimated 4,230 people were diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2019. Moreover, Pennsylvania ranks as the 5th highest state in the United States with new cases of bladder cancer being diagnosed. While bladder cancer is treatable if diagnosed early, it can be one of the most expensive cancers to treat on a per patient basis. However, the longer diagnosis and treatment are delayed, the life expectancy of an individual with bladder cancer decreases. We believe that increased awareness will promote early diagnosis, increase chances of survival, and bolster public support of treating the disease to ultimately increase funding for innovative research and the development of additional treatment options.
Please join us in co-sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as HR911