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Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2020, as National Cancer Prevention Day.
116 HRES 831 IH: Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2020, as National Cancer Prevention Day. U.S. House of Representatives 2020-02-04 text/xml EN Pursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, this file is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. Whereas National Cancer Prevention Day is a day to remind us that, when looking at cancer, we need to look at prevention and reducing risks for human health and the environment; Whereas when we work to prevent cancer risks, it impacts human health, the environment, and the economy; Whereas cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world and has touched the lives of nearly everyone, either directly or indirectly; Whereas the disease is the cause of nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States; Whereas, in 2020, there will be an estimated 1,762,450 new cancer cases diagnosed and 606,880 cancer deaths in the United States; Whereas cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the United States after accidents, and in 2020 an estimated 11,050 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,190 will die from it; and Whereas February 4, 2020, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Cancer Prevention Day: Now, therefore, be it That the House of Representatives— (1) supports the designation of National Cancer Prevention Day; (2) recognizes all efforts to raise the awareness for the reduction of cancer risks; and (3) recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and wishes to expand knowledge, encourage early detection, and work with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.