H.Con.Res. 158: Expressing support for the designation of an Early Detection Month for breast cancer and all forms of cancer

H.Con.Res. 158

Expressing support for the designation of an Early Detection Month for breast cancer and all forms of cancer

Date
January 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 158 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) on June 25, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 158 would resolve that the Congress supports the designation of an Early Detection Month to enhance public awareness of screening for breast cancer and all other forms of cancer.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the most common types of cancer in the United States are nonmelanoma skin cancer, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, lung cancer, and colorectal cancers; if detected early enough, over three-quarters of those who develop cancer could be saved.