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Sponsors: Reps. Ceips, Cobb-Hunter, Freeman, Gilham, Haskins, Hinson, Moody-Lawrence, Martin, Neilson, Parks, Lee, Young, Richardson and Miller
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Introduced in the House on April 29, 2004
Adopted by the House on April 29, 2004
Summary: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/29/2004 House Introduced and adopted HJ-110
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TO PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF MAY AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AND MOTHERS' DAY AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY IN AN EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF THIS DISEASE.
Whereas, among women in the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cancer related death and the most frequently diagnosed nonskin cancer; and
Whereas, in spite of tremendous strides in prevention and early detection efforts, there remains much to be done to claim success against breast cancer; and
Whereas, privately and publicly funded researchers continue to draw closer to a cure, and the goal of actually preventing breast cancer is no longer such an unattainable objective; and
Whereas, until there is a cure and even a method of prevention, early detection has proven to be the most successful weapon against breast cancer; and
Whereas, because mammography can expose changes in the breast years before physical symptoms can be felt or seen, it is recommended that women age forty and older have a mammogram regularly, if not annually; and
Whereas, early detection of breast cancer can be achieved only through raising the awareness of the women of our State and country of the important benefit of early detection -- that a cancer detected early is a cancer most likely to respond to treatment; and
Whereas, breast cancer awareness campaigners over the past twenty years have done much to educate women about the importance of early detection for breast cancer, and during this period mammography use has doubled and breast cancer death rates have declined; and
Whereas, it is appropriate for the General Assembly to recognize the impact of breast cancer on the citizens of this State and the importance of raising breast cancer awareness among those citizens. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, proclaim the month of May as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mothers' Day as Breast Cancer Awareness Day in an effort to encourage prevention and early detection of this disease.
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