Text of Designating October 19, 1994, as “National Mammography Day”.

This resolution was introduced on September 28, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 1994 (Introduced).

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HJ 418 IH


2d Session

H. J. RES. 418

Designating October 19, 1994, as ‘National Mammography Day’.


September 28, 1994

Mrs. LLOYD (for herself, Mr. WALSH, Mr. SLATTERY, Mr. DELLUMS, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. TANNER, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. FARR of California, Mr. GORDON, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. COOPER, Mr. MAZZOLI, Mr. MCCRERY, Mr. SANGMEISTER, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. BLUTE, Mr. STEARNS, Ms. DANNER, Mr. BEILENSON, Mr. BATEMAN, Mrs. MALONEY, Mrs. MEEK, Mr. MINETA, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. VALENTINE, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. BEVILL, Mr. ROEMER, Mr. DORNAN, and Mr. STUDDS) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


Designating October 19, 1994, as ‘National Mammography Day’.

Whereas, according to the American Cancer Society, 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, and 46,000 women will die from this disease;

Whereas, in the decade of the 1990’s, it is estimated that about 2,000,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, resulting in nearly 500,000 deaths;

Whereas the risk of breast cancer increases with age, with 50 percent of the breast cancer cases occurring in women over age 65;

Whereas 80 percent of women who get breast cancer have no family history of the disease;

Whereas mammograms, when operated professionally at an accredited facility, can provide a safe and quick diagnosis;

Whereas experts agree that mammography is the best method of early detection of breast cancer, and early detection is the key to saving lives; and

Whereas mammograms can reveal the presence of small cancers up to 2 years before regular clinical breast examinations or breast self-examinations, saving as many as a third more lives; Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 19, 1994, is designated as ‘National Mammography Day,’ and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate programs and activities.