Florida Senate - 2019                            (NP)    SR 1852
       By Senator Passidomo
       28-00451A-19                                          20191852__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing May 2019 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 the 50 states, Florida had the second
    9  highest average number of bladder cancer diagnoses per year as
   10  of 2018, and
   11         WHEREAS, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in
   12  men and more men than women are diagnosed with bladder cancer
   13  each year, and, as of 2015, approximately 708,444 people in the
   14  United States were living with bladder cancer, and
   15         WHEREAS, approximately 81,190 new cases of bladder cancer
   16  were expected to be diagnosed in 2018, and approximately 17,240
   17  deaths from bladder cancer were expected, and
   18         WHEREAS, although bladder cancer can occur at any age, a
   19  higher percentage of people suffering from the disease are 55
   20  years of age or older, and
   21         WHEREAS, bladder cancer ranks 18th of all diseases in the
   22  United States in terms of research dollars expended, and
   23         WHEREAS, exposure to certain workplace chemicals and
   24  smoking are major contributors to the disease, and
   25         WHEREAS, because diagnosis can be delayed due to lack of
   26  awareness of early symptoms, patients should discuss anything
   27  unusual with their urinary system with their doctors, NOW,
   30  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   32         That May 2019 is recognized as “Bladder Cancer Awareness
   33  Month” in Florida.