October 23, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 150 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 252--DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2004 AS ``NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH''
(Senate - October 23, 2003)
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[Page S13149] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 252--DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2004 AS ``NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH'' Mr. HOLLINGS submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 252 Whereas cancer is one of the most prevalent and devastating diseases to face society in the United States, taking over 550,000 lives in the United States every year; Whereas early detection of some cancers can prevent the disease from reaching an advanced, potentially fatal stage; Whereas recent advances in molecular biology have begun to explain the basic origins of cancer; Whereas these research advances have opened new opportunities for cancer prevention research, giving increased optimism for effective cancer control; Whereas the people of the United States need to be aware of these research advances and early detection opportunities so that they can better understand how to prevent cancer in themselves and their families; and Whereas the people of the United States also need to recognize and be reminded that they can help prevent cancer through lifestyle changes, including modification of diet, cessation of smoking, and regular exercise: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates February 2004 as ``National Cancer Prevention Month''; and (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. ____________________