K806

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2020, as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of New York

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Assembly Resolution No. 806

BY: M. of A. Cymbrowitz

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
March 2020, as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in
the State of New York

WHEREAS, Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer
deaths in men and women, combined, in the United States; and

WHEREAS, It is estimated that in the year 2020, over 104,610 new
cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States; and

WHEREAS, In the year 2020, the disease is expected to kill an
estimated 53,200 individuals in this country; and

WHEREAS, An estimated 9,000 men and women in the State of New York
will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the year 2020; and

WHEREAS, In November of 1999, the United States Senate passed
legislation declaring March 2000 as the first-ever National Colorectal
Cancer Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, The Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc. (CCA) will continue working
with Congress for coverage, education, and awareness so that colorectal
cancer is detected early and lives are saved; and

WHEREAS, Screening for colorectal cancer is underutilized; less than
50 percent of individuals above age 50 receive annual screenings for
colorectal cancer; and

WHEREAS, Regular screenings, which can detect polyps that lead to
colorectal cancer, can save lives; and

WHEREAS, Education can help inform the public about methods of
prevention, and about symptoms, to aid in early detection; and

WHEREAS, Adopting a healthy diet at a young age can significantly
reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer; and

WHEREAS, The State of New York should help inform the public about
colorectal cancer prevention and screening; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2020, as
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York; and The Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc.

actions

  • 28 / Feb / 2020
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 02 / Mar / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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