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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: March 29, 2021 09:41 AM
From: Senator Scott Martin
To: All Senate members
Subject: April 2021 as "Testicular Cancer Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating April 2021 as “Testicular Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Testicular cancer, while not common, is a disease that overwhelmingly affects young and middle-aged men around the world.  The average age of diagnosis is 33 years old, but if detected earlier, there is a higher rate of success of curing the cancer with proper treatments.  Estimates show that approximately 1 in every 250 males will develop testicular cancer during their lifetime.  This is why medical professionals suggest monthly-self-examinations.
The American Cancer Society has projected that there will be nearly ten thousand newly diagnosed cases of testicular cancer in the United States this year alone.  Estimates also project that there will be around 450 deaths related to testicular cancer this year. 
According to studies done by various organizations, men are less likely to schedule regular health examinations and give self-examinations for a variety of common diseases.  I am hopeful that this resolution will encourage men to introduce these positive health-related habits into their lives.

Introduced as SR71