Summary

H.Res. 166: Expressing support for designation of March 2011 as “National Kidney Cancer and Kidney Health Awareness Month”. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Mar 11, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of March 2011 as ``National Kidney Cancer and Kidney Health Awareness Month''.

Whereas an estimated 58,240 people in the United States were expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010; Whereas an estimated 13,000 people in the United States were expected to die from kidney cancer in 2010; Whereas kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the United States and kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States; Whereas there are 400,000 people being kept alive through dialysis or kidney transplants; Whereas over 83,000 patients are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant; Whereas ongoing research promises further improvements in kidney cancer and kidney disease prevention, early detection, and treatments; Whereas educating people in the United States about early detection strategies for kidney cancer and kidney disease is critical to saving lives; and Whereas March 2011 would be an appropriate month to designate as ``National Kidney Cancer and Kidney Health Awareness Month'': Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) supports the designation of ``National Kidney Cancer and Kidney Health Awareness Month''; (2) salutes kidney cancer and kidney disease survivors in the United States and the efforts of patients, survivors, volunteers, and professionals who combat kidney cancer and kidney disease each day; (3) recognizes national and community organizations for their work in promoting awareness of kidney health screening and offering treatment to kidney cancer and kidney disease sufferers; (4) acknowledges the necessity of...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 166: Expressing support for designation of March 2011 as “National Kidney Cancer and Kidney Health Awareness Month”.

H.Res. 165 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month. H.Res. 167 Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 48) ma...