Florida Senate - 2013                             (NP)    SR 414
       By Senator Richter
       23-00669-13                                            2013414__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing July 2013 as “Bladder Cancer
    3         Awareness Month” in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in
    6  the United States, and
    7         WHEREAS, men have a 1 in 27 chance and women have a 1 in 86
    8  chance of being diagnosed with bladder cancer in their lifetime,
    9  and
   10         WHEREAS, every year in the United States approximately
   11  70,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed and nearly
   12  14,000 people die from the disease, and
   13         WHEREAS, bladder cancer occurs in more women annually than
   14  cervical cancer, and
   15         WHEREAS, women often have a delayed diagnosis due to
   16  bladder cancer being mistaken for common gynecological problems,
   17  and
   18         WHEREAS, although bladder cancer can occur at any age, a
   19  high percentage of people suffering from the disease are over
   20  the age of 55, and
   21         WHEREAS, due to a nearly 80 percent recurrence rate,
   22  bladder cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat,
   25  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   27         That July 2013 is recognized as “Bladder Cancer Awareness
   28  Month” in Florida.