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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SR 45
          Author:   Bates (R), Anderson (R), Hall (D), Leno (D), and  
                    Nguyen (R)
          Introduced:8/20/15  
          Vote:     Majority  

           SUBJECT:   Curing Stomach Cancer Month


          SOURCE:    Debbie's Dream Foundation


          DIGEST:  This resolution designates the month of November, 2015  
          as Curing Stomach Cancer Month in the State of California.

          ANALYSIS:  This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:

          1)Out of 24,500 new cases diagnosed each year in the United  
            States, 11,000 people will die in the first year of diagnosis.

          2)Eighty percent of stomach cancer is diagnosed at stage IV,  
            which only has a 4 percent five-year survival rate.

          3)It is estimated that more than 72,000 people in the United  
            States are currently living with stomach cancer. 

          4)Stomach cancer has increased by 70 percent in young adults  
            between 25 and 39 years of age since 1977.  

          5)The overall survival rate for stomach cancer is 28 percent and  
            stomach cancer mortality rates have remained relatively  
            unchanged over the past 30 years.  

          6)Stomach cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of  








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            cancer-related death.

          This resolution designates the month of November, 2015 as Curing  
          Stomach Cancer Month in the State of California.

          Comments

          According to the author,

            This resolution will help raise awareness about stomach  
            cancer, its symptoms, prevention, and early detection.  
            Awareness of stomach cancer, symptoms, and risk factors  
            remains low, despite the fact that it is among the cancers  
            with the lowest five-year survival rate. However, if you  
            have it and are aware of the risk factors and symptoms,  
            you can be diagnosed at an early stage, which dramatically  
            increases the chances of a cure. Physician and public  
            awareness are critical for early diagnosis.

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


          SUPPORT:   (Verified 8/28/15)


          Debbie's Dream Foundation (source)


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified 8/28/15)


          None received


          Prepared by: Jonas Austin / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          8/29/15 10:20:18
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