Florida Senate - 2020                             (NP)    SR 490
       By Senator Passidomo
       28-00667A-20                                           2020490__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing May 2020 as “Bladder Cancer
    3         Awareness Month” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, according to the National Institutes of Health,
    6  bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and, as
    7  of 2015, approximately 708,444 people in the United States were
    8  living with bladder cancer, and
    9         WHEREAS, Florida was estimated to have the second-highest
   10  average annual number of new bladder cancer diagnoses of all of
   11  the states, behind only California, and
   12         WHEREAS, it was estimated that 80,470 new cases would be
   13  diagnosed nationwide in 2019, while it was estimated that 17,670
   14  deaths from bladder cancer would occur, and
   15         WHEREAS, although bladder cancer can occur at any age, this
   16  cancer is more common in persons who are 55 years of age or
   17  older and significantly more common in men, and
   18         WHEREAS, while bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer
   19  overall in the United States, it ranks 17th in terms of research
   20  funding, and
   21         WHEREAS, exposure to certain workplace chemicals and
   22  smoking are major risk factors for bladder cancer, and
   23         WHEREAS, because diagnosis can be delayed due to the lack
   24  of awareness of early symptoms, patients should immediately
   25  discuss any concerns regarding the health of their urinary
   26  systems with their physicians, NOW, THEREFORE,
   28  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   30         That May 2020 is recognized as “Bladder Cancer Awareness
   31  Month” in Florida.