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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: September 20, 2023 09:14 AM
From: Representative Robert F. Matzie
To: All House members
Subject: “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in PA - November 2023
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network estimates that 50,550 deaths and 64,050 new cases of pancreatic cancer are expected to occur in the United States in 2023.
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 2023, as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR227