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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 8, 2019 11:41 AM
From: Senator John P. Blake and Sen. Anthony H. Williams
To: All Senate members
Subject: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania
In the near future, Sen. Anthony Williams and I intend to offer a resolution to designate the month of November 2019 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.

According to the American Cancer Society approximately 57,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019, with more than 45,750 people dying from this disease. As we redraft this memo for this November it saddens us to increase the above statistics. Every year the numbers become larger and larger.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, and Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for pancreatic cancer diagnoses. Increased awareness about pancreatic cancer and research into early detection, causes and effective treatment directly enhance the good health and well-being of Pennsylvania residents.

We are introducing this memo to raise awareness. We will continue to spread awareness and assist in educating the residents of the Commonwealth about the aggressive nature and lethality of pancreatic cancer, which in turn we hope will result in increased early detection.

Please join us in co-sponsoring this important resolution.

Introduced as SR266