WHEREAS, Stomach cancer is among the cancers with the lowest five-year survival rate; and
WHEREAS, Out of 24,500 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, 11,000 people will die in the first year of diagnosis; and
WHEREAS, Eighty percent of stomach cancer is diagnosed at stage IV, which only has a 4 percent five-year survival rate; and
WHEREAS, It is estimated that more than 72,000 people in the United States are currently living with stomach cancer; and
WHEREAS, Stomach cancer has increased by 70 percent in young adults between 25 and 39 years of age since 1977; and
WHEREAS, The overall survival rate for stomach cancer is 28 percent and stomach cancer mortality rates have remained relatively unchanged over the past 30 years; and
WHEREAS, Stomach cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of cancer-related death; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate designates the month of November 2015 as Curing Stomach Cancer Month in the State of California; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
Senate Resolution No. 45 read and adopted by the Senate September 2, 2015.
Secretary of the Senate