SENATE RESOLUTION 252--DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2004 AS ``NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH''
(Senate - October 23, 2003)

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   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.

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