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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  ACR 161
          Author:   Waldron (R), et al.
          Amended:  5/2/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21  

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  Read and adopted, 5/2/16

           SUBJECT:   Bladder Cancer Awareness Month


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:          This resolution proclaims the month of May 2016 as  
          Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.
          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Five hundred thousand families in the United States live with  
            bladder cancer.


          2)Bladder cancer affects adults of all ages and backgrounds and  
            is the fifth most common nonskin cancer in the United States,  
            exceeded only by breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancers,  
            yet knowledge of the frequency and severity of bladder cancer  
            is minimal.


          3)Bladder cancer is known as one of the most expensive cancers  
            to treat on a per patient basis and has a recurrence rate of  
            approximately 50 to 80 percent, requiring lifelong  
            surveillance.









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          4)Bladder cancer symptoms, such as blood in the urine, are  
            easily recognized, but many people are unaware of the threat  
            of bladder cancer, often prolonging the time to diagnosis.


          5)If diagnosed early, bladder cancer is treatable; and the  
            quality of life of a person with bladder cancer will depend on  
            future treatment and diagnostic developments, which will rely  
            on research advancements. 


          6)Research advancements for bladder cancer are limited by lack  
            of awareness about the disease within the medical community  
            and general public.


          7)Increased awareness will promote early diagnosis and increase  
            the chances of survival, and bolster public support of  
            treatment of the disease and thus increase funding for  
            innovative research and the development of new treatment  
            options and diagnostic tools.


          This resolution proclaims the month of May 2016 as Bladder  
          Cancer Awareness Month, and calls upon the people of California,  
          interested groups, and affected persons to promote awareness of  
          bladder cancer and to foster understanding of the impact of the  
          disease on patients and their families and caregivers, to take  
          an active role in the fight to end bladder cancer, and to  
          observe Bladder Cancer Awareness Month with appropriate  
          ceremonies and activities.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified5/12/16)


          Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network








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          Office of John H. Gilman, M.D.


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified5/12/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          5/13/16 11:54:24


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