National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2010, 54453-54454 [2010-22429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Presidential Documents 54453 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8552 of August 31, 2010 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Although its mortality rate has steadily fallen in the last decade, prostate cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. This year alone, nearly 218,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 32,000 men will die from this disease. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to renew our commitment to fight this disease by finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat it. The exact causes of prostate cancer are not known, but awareness can help men make more informed choices about their health. Researchers have identified several factors that may increase a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer, including age, race, and family history. According to the National Cancer Institute, avoiding smoking, losing weight, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising may all help prevent certain cancers. We must ensure that more men are informed about all aspects of this disease, including early detection and possible treatment. I encourage men to talk with their doctors about risk factors, prevention, and preventative screenings. And I invite all Americans to visit Cancer.gov for more information and resources about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate and other cancers. Until we find a cure for this disease, my Administration will continue promoting awareness of this illness and supporting prostate cancer research and treatment, including research to help determine why prostate cancer affects some racial and ethnic groups more than others. 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 prostate cancer through critical investments in research. The health care reforms included in the landmark Affordable Care Act also address specific needs of individuals fighting cancer, including removing annual and lifetime caps on insurance coverage, prohibiting insurance companies from dropping coverage after an individual gets sick, and guaranteeing insurance coverage for individuals participating in clinical trials, the cornerstone of cancer research. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS As we observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we stand by the fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons battling prostate cancer, as well as their families and the health care providers, researchers, and advocates who are working to combat this disease and save lives. By joining together to raise awareness of prostate cancer and supporting research, we can continue to make progress against this devastating disease. 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 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, Government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED2.SGM 07SED2 54454 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. 2010–22429 Filed 9–3–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07SED2.SGM 07SED2 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]
[Pages 54453-54454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22429]




                        Presidential Documents 



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

[[Page 54453]]


                Proclamation 8552 of August 31, 2010

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Although its mortality rate has steadily fallen in the 
                last decade, prostate cancer is still the second 
                leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United 
                States. This year alone, nearly 218,000 men will be 
                diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 32,000 
                men will die from this disease. National Prostate 
                Cancer Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to 
                renew our commitment to fight this disease by finding 
                better ways to prevent, detect, and treat it.

                 The exact causes of prostate cancer are not known, but 
                awareness can help men make more informed choices about 
                their health. Researchers have identified several 
                factors that may increase a man's risk of developing 
                prostate cancer, including age, race, and family 
                history. According to the National Cancer Institute, 
                avoiding smoking, losing weight, maintaining a healthy 
                diet, and exercising may all help prevent certain 
                cancers. We must ensure that more men are informed 
                about all aspects of this disease, including early 
                detection and possible treatment. I encourage men to 
                talk with their doctors about risk factors, prevention, 
                and preventative screenings. And I invite all Americans 
                to visit Cancer.gov for more information and resources 
                about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of 
                prostate and other cancers.

                Until we find a cure for this disease, my 
                Administration will continue promoting awareness of 
                this illness and supporting prostate cancer research 
                and treatment, including research to help determine why 
                prostate cancer affects some racial and ethnic groups 
                more than others. 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 prostate cancer through critical 
                investments in research. The health care reforms 
                included in the landmark Affordable Care Act also 
                address specific needs of individuals fighting cancer, 
                including removing annual and lifetime caps on 
                insurance coverage, prohibiting insurance companies 
                from dropping coverage after an individual gets sick, 
                and guaranteeing insurance coverage for individuals 
                participating in clinical trials, the cornerstone of 
                cancer research.

                As we observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 
                we stand by the fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons 
                battling prostate cancer, as well as their families and 
                the health care providers, researchers, and advocates 
                who are working to combat this disease and save lives. 
                By joining together to raise awareness of prostate 
                cancer and supporting research, we can continue to make 
                progress against this devastating disease.

                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 
                Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all 
                citizens, Government agencies, private businesses, 
                nonprofit organizations, and other groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness and prevention 
                of prostate cancer.

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                 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. 2010-22429
Filed 9-3-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P