Florida Senate - 2016                             (NP)    SR 312
       By Senator Richter
       23-00388-16                                            2016312__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing May 2016 as “Bladder Cancer
    3         Awareness Month” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, according to the National Cancer Institute,
    6  bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United
    7  States, and
    8         WHEREAS, among all states, Florida has the third largest
    9  population, ranked second in the number of new bladder cancer
   10  cases expected in 2015, and was second in the total number of
   11  bladder cancer deaths expected during that year, and
   12         WHEREAS, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in
   13  men and the eleventh most common cancer in women, and
   14         WHEREAS, men have a 1 in 26 chance and women have a 1 in 90
   15  chance of being diagnosed with bladder cancer during their
   16  lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society, and
   17         WHEREAS, this year in the United States, an estimated
   18  74,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed, and nearly
   19  16,000 people will die from the disease, and
   20         WHEREAS, bladder cancer consistently occurs in more women
   21  each year than does cervical cancer, and
   22         WHEREAS, women often have a delayed diagnosis of bladder
   23  cancer, their early signs of cancer mistaken for symptoms of
   24  common gynecological problems, and
   25         WHEREAS, although bladder cancer can occur at any age, a
   26  high percentage of people suffering from the disease are older
   27  than 55, and
   28         WHEREAS, even though bladder cancer is the sixth most
   29  common cancer in the United States, it ranked 21st in National
   30  Cancer Institute research money received in 2013, and
   31         WHEREAS, due to a recurrence rate of 50 to 80 percent,
   32  bladder cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat,
   35  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   37         That May 2016 is recognized as “Bladder Cancer Awareness
   38  Month” in Florida.