PRINTER'S NO. 577
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
71
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY MARTIN, BROWNE, HUGHES, SANTARSIERO, KEARNEY,
STREET, PHILLIPS-HILL, FONTANA, VOGEL, STEFANO, MENSCH,
YUDICHAK, BARTOLOTTA AND PITTMAN, APRIL 13, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, APRIL 13, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Designating April 2021 as "Testicular Cancer Awareness Month" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, testis cancer
is most common in men in their late 20s and early 30s with an
average age of diagnosis of approximately 33 years old; and
WHEREAS, Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among
men between the ages of 20 and 40; and
WHEREAS, While the average age of men diagnosed is 33 years
old, about 6% of cases occur in children and teens and
approximately 8% will occur in men over the age of 55; and
WHEREAS, Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer
for boys ages 15 to 19 years old; and
WHEREAS, According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 270
men, or approximately 9,470 men, will be diagnosed with
testicular cancer annually; and
WHEREAS, There will be an estimated 450 testicular cancer-
related deaths this year; and
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WHEREAS, According to The American Society of Clinical
Oncology (ASCO), the number of cases associated with testicular
cancer has seen an increase over the course of several decades;
and
WHEREAS, The survival rate is higher for men diagnosed with
early-stage testicular cancer rather than later-stage testicular
cancer; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 68% of men are diagnosed with early-
stage testicular cancer; and
WHEREAS, The increase of testicular cancer cases is
attributed to men being less likely to schedule regular health
examinations and give self-examinations for a variety of common
diseases; and
WHEREAS, Greater education on testicular cancer will
encourage men to introduce positive health-related habits into
their lives; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the month of April 2021
as "Testicular Cancer Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
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