Summary

H.Res. 787: Expressing support for designation of September 2012 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Sep 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Sep 18, 2012

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of September 2012 as ``National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month''.

Whereas countless families in the United States live with prostate cancer; Whereas 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime; Whereas prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States; Whereas in 2011, 241,7400 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 28,170 men in the United States will die of prostate cancer; Whereas 30 percent of new diagnoses of prostate cancer occur in men under the age of 65; Whereas a man in the United States turns 50 years old approximately every 14 seconds, increasing his odds of developing cancer, including prostate cancer; Whereas African-American males suffer a prostate cancer incidence rate up to 65 percent higher than White males and double the prostate cancer mortality rates of White males; Whereas obesity is a significant predictor of the severity of prostate cancer and the probability that the disease will lead to death, and high cholesterol levels are strongly associated with advanced prostate cancer; Whereas if a man in the United States has 1 family member diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has a 1 in 3 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, if he has 2 family members with such diagnoses, he has an 83 percent risk, and if he has 3 family members with such diagnoses,...

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