H. RES. 721
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 2, 2018
Mrs. Dingell (for herself and Mrs. Comstock) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2018, as National Cancer Prevention Day.
Whereas National Cancer Prevention Day is a day to remind us that when looking at cancer we need to look at prevention and reducing risks for human health and the environment;
Whereas when we work to prevent cancer risks, it impacts human health, the environment, and the economy;
Whereas cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world and has touched the lives of nearly everyone, either directly or indirectly;
Whereas the disease is the cause of nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States;
Whereas in 2018, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States;
Whereas cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the United States after accidents, and in 2018 an estimated 10,590 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,180 will die from it; and
Whereas February 4, 2018, would be an appropriate date to designate as Cancer Prevention Day: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
supports the designation of National Cancer Prevention Day;
recognizes all efforts to raise the awareness for the reduction of cancer risks; and
recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and wishes to expand knowledge, encourage early detection, and work with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.