2006 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Little, Burton, Butler, Clarke, Dearing, Frazier, Gollott, Gordon, Harden, Hyde-Smith, Jackson (11th), Jackson (15th), Jackson (32nd), King, Kirby, Lee (47th), Mettetal, Thomas, Williamson
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION DECLARING MARCH 2006 AS "KIDNEY CANCER AWARENESS MONTH" IN MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, each year more than 36,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney cancer, and more than 100,000 kidney cancer survivors are currently living in the United States and Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, the exact cause of kidney cancer is unknown; and
WHEREAS, kidney cancer occurs nearly twice as often in men as in women and mostly in men over 40 years old; and
WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society estimated that last year there were about 36,160 new cases of kidney cancer (22,490 in men and 13,670 in women) in the United States; and
WHEREAS, other than surgery, the most commonly used treatments for kidney cancer are immunotherapy, radiation and chemotherapy; and
WHEREAS, breakthroughs in research over the last year have given renewed hope to patients who previously had few treatment options:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby declare that the month of March 2006 be declared as "Kidney Cancer Awareness Month" in Mississippi.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Board of Health for appropriate distribution, be forwarded to the National Kidney Cancer Association and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.