National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2010, 54451-54452 [2010-22427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 54451 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8551 of August 31, 2010 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation While we have made great strides in the battle against ovarian cancer, this disease continues to claim more lives than any other gynecologic cancer. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those lost to and living with ovarian cancer, and we renew our commitment to developing effective screening methods, improving treatments, and ultimately defeating this disease. Each year, thousands of women are diagnosed with, and go on to battle valiantly against, this disease. Yet, ovarian cancer remains difficult to detect, and women are often not diagnosed until the disease has reached an advanced stage. I encourage all women—especially those with a family history of ovarian cancer or breast cancer, and those over age 55—to protect their health by understanding risk factors and discussing possible symptoms, including abdominal pain, with their health care provider. Women and their loved ones may also visit Cancer.gov for more information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian and other cancers. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS Across the Federal Government, we are working to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and advance its diagnosis and treatment. The National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Defense all play vital roles in reducing the burden of this illness through critical investments in research. Earlier this year, I was proud to sign into law the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA), which includes provisions to help women living with ovarian cancer. The ACA eliminates annual and lifetime limits on benefits, creates a program for those who have been denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, and prohibits insurance companies from canceling coverage after individuals get sick. The ACA also requires that women enrolling in new insurance plans and those covered by Medicare or Medicaid receive free preventive care—including women’s health services and counseling related to certain genetic screenings that identify increased risks for ovarian cancer. In addition, the ACA prohibits new health plans from dropping coverage if an individual chooses to participate in a potentially life-saving clinical trial, or from denying coverage for routine care simply because an individual is enrolled in such a trial. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year, I commend all the brave women fighting this disease, their families and friends, and the health care providers, researchers, and advocates working to reduce this disease’s impact on our Nation. Together, we can improve the lives of all those affected and create a healthier future for all our citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise ovarian cancer awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:44 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED1.SGM 07SED1 54452 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. [FR Doc. 2010–22427 Filed 9–3–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:44 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED1.SGM 07SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 7, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22427]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 54451]]


                Proclamation 8551 of August 31, 2010

                
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                While we have made great strides in the battle against 
                ovarian cancer, this disease continues to claim more 
                lives than any other gynecologic cancer. During 
                National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all 
                those lost to and living with ovarian cancer, and we 
                renew our commitment to developing effective screening 
                methods, improving treatments, and ultimately defeating 
                this disease.

                Each year, thousands of women are diagnosed with, and 
                go on to battle valiantly against, this disease. Yet, 
                ovarian cancer remains difficult to detect, and women 
                are often not diagnosed until the disease has reached 
                an advanced stage. I encourage all women--especially 
                those with a family history of ovarian cancer or breast 
                cancer, and those over age 55--to protect their health 
                by understanding risk factors and discussing possible 
                symptoms, including abdominal pain, with their health 
                care provider. Women and their loved ones may also 
                visit Cancer.gov for more information about the 
                symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian and other 
                cancers.

                Across the Federal Government, we are working to 
                promote awareness of ovarian cancer and advance its 
                diagnosis and treatment. The National Cancer Institute, 
                the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the 
                Department of Defense all play vital roles in reducing 
                the burden of this illness through critical investments 
                in research. Earlier this year, I was proud to sign 
                into law the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA), which 
                includes provisions to help women living with ovarian 
                cancer. The ACA eliminates annual and lifetime limits 
                on benefits, creates a program for those who have been 
                denied health insurance because of a pre-existing 
                condition, and prohibits insurance companies from 
                canceling coverage after individuals get sick. The ACA 
                also requires that women enrolling in new insurance 
                plans and those covered by Medicare or Medicaid receive 
                free preventive care--including women's health services 
                and counseling related to certain genetic screenings 
                that identify increased risks for ovarian cancer. In 
                addition, the ACA prohibits new health plans from 
                dropping coverage if an individual chooses to 
                participate in a potentially life-saving clinical 
                trial, or from denying coverage for routine care simply 
                because an individual is enrolled in such a trial.

                During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and 
                throughout the year, I commend all the brave women 
                fighting this disease, their families and friends, and 
                the health care providers, researchers, and advocates 
                working to reduce this disease's impact on our Nation. 
                Together, we can improve the lives of all those 
                affected and create a healthier future for all our 
                citizens.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as 
                National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon 
                citizens, government agencies, organizations, health 
                care providers, and research institutions to raise 
                ovarian cancer awareness and continue helping Americans 
                live longer, healthier lives.

[[Page 54452]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-22427
Filed 9-3-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P