Florida Senate - 2020                            (NP)    SR 1890
       By Senator Berman
       31-00613A-20                                          20201890__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing March 2020 as “Colorectal
    3         Cancer Awareness Month” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, colorectal cancer is currently the third leading
    6  cause of cancer death in the United States among both men and
    7  women, and
    8         WHEREAS, in 2019, approximately 101,420 people in the
    9  United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and
   10  approximately 51,020 people died in 2019 from the disease, and
   11         WHEREAS, according to the American Cancer Society, 11,310
   12  Floridians were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 3,700
   13  Floridians died from the disease, and
   14         WHEREAS, the colorectal cancer survival rate could increase
   15  if adults older than 45 years of age were regularly screened to
   16  discover the cancer in its earlier stages, and
   17         WHEREAS, increasing awareness of and education concerning
   18  colorectal cancer leads to significant progress in both
   19  preventing and overcoming the disease, as the majority of cases
   20  have proven to be both treatable and survivable, NOW, THEREFORE,
   22  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   24         That March 2020 is recognized as “Colorectal Cancer
   25  Awareness Month” in Florida.