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PRINTER'S NO. 1395
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
228
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BIZZARRO, FRANKEL, LONGIETTI, KINSEY, CALTAGIRONE,
READSHAW, YOUNGBLOOD, WARREN, DeLUCA, PASHINSKI, MILLARD,
HILL-EVANS AND McCLINTON, APRIL 15, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 15, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Urging the residents of this Commonwealth to support the
efforts, programs, services and organizations that work to
enhance research and awareness of undifferentiated
pleomorphic sarcoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma.
WHEREAS, There are approximately 50 different types of soft
tissue sarcomas; and
WHEREAS, Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from
certain tissues like bone or muscle; and
WHEREAS, Soft tissue sarcomas can develop from soft tissues
like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels or deep
skin tissues; and
WHEREAS, Signs and symptoms of soft tissue sarcomas include
swelling or a lump that has grown over a period of time,
abdominal pain, blood in stool or vomit and black, tarry stools;
and
WHEREAS, Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, previously
known as malignant fibrous histiocytoma, is a type of soft
tissue sarcoma that is most common in older adults and is often
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found in the arms or legs but can also form internally at the
back of the abdomen; and
WHEREAS, Although undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma tends
to grow locally, it can spread to distant sites in the body; and
WHEREAS, According to the American Cancer Society, it is
projected that approximately 12,750 new soft tissue sarcomas
will be diagnosed in the United States and approximately 5,270
Americans will die from soft tissue sarcomas in 2019; and
WHEREAS, While scientists do not know what causes most cases
of soft tissue sarcoma, they have identified risk factors that
make a person more likely to develop the disease, which include
radiation, certain family cancer syndromes, a damaged lymph
system and exposure to certain chemicals; and
WHEREAS, The main types of treatment for soft tissue sarcoma
are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and targeted therapy;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives urge the
residents of this Commonwealth to support the efforts, programs,
services and organizations that work to enhance research and
awareness of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, a type of
soft tissue sarcoma.
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