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Copy of House of Representatives Resolution 1449 designating September as the National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and recognizing Thyroid Cancer as a public healthcare issue.

Copy of House of Representatives Resolution 1449 designating September as the National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and recognizing Thyroid Cancer as a public healthcare issue.

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  • 1. IV 111TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION H. RES. 1449 Supporting the observance of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and recog- nizing and applauding the work of national and community thyroid cancer organizations. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUNE 16, 2010 Mrs. MYRICK (for herself and Mrs. CAPPS) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce RESOLUTION Supporting the observance of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and recognizing and applauding the work of na- tional and community thyroid cancer organizations. Whereas thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine can- cer; Whereas there are several types of thyroid cancer, including papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic, and variants; Whereas thyroid cancer occurs in every age group, from chil- dren through seniors; Whereas nearly 2 out of 3 thyroid cancer patients are be- tween the ages of 20 and 55; jbell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with BILLS Whereas thyroid cancer occurs approximately three times more often in women than in men; VerDate Mar 15 2010 23:49 Jun 16, 2010 Jkt 089200 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6300 E:BILLSHR1449.IH HR1449
  • 2. 2 Whereas the American Cancer Society estimates that there are approximately 37,000 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States each year, 27,000 in women and 10,000 in men; Whereas an estimated 1,630 Americans, 940 women and 690 men, died of thyroid cancer in 2009; Whereas family history, gender, age, and prior exposure of the thyroid gland to radiation are all factors associated with thyroid cancer risk; Whereas thyroid cancer symptoms can include a lump or nod- ule in the front of the neck, hoarseness or difficulty speaking, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty swallowing or breathing, and pain in the throat or neck; Whereas an individual with any such symptoms should con- sult a physician; Whereas most thyroid cancer cases are now diagnosed much earlier than in the past and can be treated successfully; Whereas national organizations that work to raise awareness and provide detailed information on thyroid cancer in- clude the American Cancer Society, the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, the American Association of Clin- ical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, and the National Cancer Institute; Whereas greater awareness and early detection of thyroid cancer can improve and save the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year; and Whereas observing Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month during the month of September provides a special opportunity to enhance thyroid cancer awareness and to highlight the jbell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with BILLS importance of consulting a physician when symptoms of thyroid cancer occur: Now, therefore, be it •HRES 1449 IH VerDate Mar 15 2010 23:49 Jun 16, 2010 Jkt 089200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6300 E:BILLSHR1449.IH HR1449
  • 3. 3 1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives— 2 (1) supports the observance of Thyroid Cancer 3 Awareness Month in order to enhance thyroid cancer 4 awareness and encourage early detection; and 5 (2) recognizes and applauds national and com- 6 munity thyroid cancer organizations for their work 7 in promoting awareness, providing information and 8 education, and providing support to those who have 9 thyroid cancer or are thyroid cancer survivors. Æ jbell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with BILLS •HRES 1449 IH VerDate Mar 15 2010 23:49 Jun 16, 2010 Jkt 089200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:BILLSHR1449.IH HR1449