H. RES. 722
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 29, 2012
Ms. Castor of Florida submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Expressing support for designation of July as National Sarcoma Awareness Month.
Whereas sarcoma is a cancer of connective tissues, such as nerves, muscles, joints, fat, bones, and blood vessels, and it can arise anywhere in the body;
Whereas more than 13,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with sarcoma last year, more than 5,000 died, and 50,000 are struggling with the disease at any one time;
Whereas 1 percent of the cancers diagnosed in adults and 15 percent of cancers diagnosed in children each year are sarcoma;
Whereas more than 50 subtypes of sarcomas have been identified;
Whereas the National Cancer Institute recognizes that sarcoma is often misdiagnosed and underreported; and
Whereas July would be an appropriate month to designate as National Sarcoma Awareness Month to raise awareness of the disease and encourage more individuals to get properly diagnosed and treated: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives supports the designation of National Sarcoma Awareness Month.