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Dingell Marks National Cancer Prevention Day

Washington, February 5, 2020

WASHINGON, DC – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a resolution honoring February 4, 2020 as National Cancer Prevention Day. Dingell serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, which aims to educate policymakers about best practices for cancer prevention.

The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance of expanding knowledge, encouraging early detection, and working with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.

“The Cancer Prevention Caucus has a critical mission of focusing on ways we can prevent cancer before it starts,” said Dingell.  “Nearly every family has been touched by cancer yet there are many ways that this terrible disease can be prevented. I look forward to working to support innovative education and awareness efforts, and advance smart policies that will ultimately bring us closer to a world with less cancer.”

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,762,450 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2020 and there will be an estimated 606,880 cancer deaths in the United States.  Cancer is also the second most common cause of death among children ages 1-to-14 years in the United States.

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