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Agreed to Senate (09/24/2002)

[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[S. Res. 326 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  2d Session
S. RES. 326

     Designating October 18, 2002, as ``National Mammography Day''.



                           September 12, 2002

 Mr. Biden (for himself, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Allen, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Bingaman, 
Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Breaux, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Bunning, Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. 
Carnahan, Mr. Carper, Mr. Cleland, Ms. Collins, Mr. Craig, Mr. DeWine, 
  Mr. Dodd, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. 
Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Helms, Mrs. Hutchison, 
   Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Kerry, Ms. 
Landrieu, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Lugar, 
  Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Miller, Mr. Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of 
Nebraska, Mr. Reid, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Smith of Oregon, 
Ms. Snowe, Mr. Specter, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Thurmond, Mr. Torricelli, Mr. 
  Voinovich, Mr. Wellstone, Mr. Wyden, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Cochran, Mr. 
 Schumer, and Mr. Campbell) submitted the following resolution; which 
             was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                           September 24, 2002

             Committee discharged; considered and agreed to



     Designating October 18, 2002, as ``National Mammography Day''.

Whereas according to the American Cancer Society, in 2002, 203,500 women will be 
        diagnosed with breast cancer and 39,600 women will die from this 
Whereas it is estimated that about 2,000,000 women were diagnosed with breast 
        cancer in the 1990s, and that in nearly 500,000 of those cases, the 
        cancer resulted in death;
Whereas the risk of breast cancer increases with age, with a woman at age 70 
        years having twice as much of a chance of developing the disease as a 
        woman at age 50 years;
Whereas at least 80 percent of the women who get breast cancer have no family 
        history of the disease;
Whereas mammograms, when operated professionally at a certified facility, can 
        provide safe screening and early detection of breast cancer in many 
Whereas mammography is an excellent method for early detection of localized 
        breast cancer, which has a 5-year survival rate of more than 97 percent;
Whereas the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society continue 
        to recommend periodic mammograms; and
Whereas the National Breast Cancer Coalition recommends that each woman and her 
        health care provider make an individual decision about mammography: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) designates October 18, 2002, as ``National Mammography 
        Day''; and
            (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
        calling upon the people of the United States to observe the day 
        with appropriate programs and activities.