National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2014, 52943-52944 [2014-21258]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents 52943 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9157 of August 29, 2014 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers. This year nearly 22,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and more than 14,000 will die from it. The lives of mothers and daughters will be taken too soon, and the pain of this disease will touch too many families. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the loved ones we have lost to this disease and all those who battle it today, and we continue our work to improve care and raise awareness about ovarian cancer. When ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, treatment is most effective and the chances for recovery are greatest. But ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early—there is no simple and reliable way to screen for this disease, symptoms are often not clear until later stages, and most women are diagnosed without being at high risk. That is why it is important for all women to pay attention to their bodies and know what is normal for them. Women who experience unexplained changes—including abdominal pain, pressure, and swelling—should talk with their health care provider. To learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer, Americans can visit www.Cancer.gov. Regular health checkups increase the chance of early detection, and the Affordable Care Act expands this critical care to millions of women. Insurance companies are now required to cover well-woman visits, which provide women an opportunity to talk with their health care provider, and insurers are prohibited from charging a copayment for this service. For the thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer, the Affordable Care Act also prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer or a family history of cancer; prevents insurers from denying participation in an approved clinical trial for any life-threatening disease; and eliminates annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage. And as we work to ease the burden of ovarian cancer for today’s patients, my Administration continues to invest in the critical research that will lead to earlier detection, improved care, and the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Ovarian cancer and the hardship it brings have affected too many lives. This month, our Nation stands with everyone who has been touched by this disease, and we recognize all those committed to advancing the fight against this cancer through research, advocacy, and quality care. Together, let us renew our commitment to reducing the impact of ovarian cancer and to a future free from cancer in all its forms. 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 2014 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. I also urge women across our country to talk to their health care providers and learn more about this disease. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04SED3.SGM 04SED3 52944 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2014–21258 Filed 9–3–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04SED3.SGM 04SED3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52943-52944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21258]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 52943]]


                Proclamation 9157 of August 29, 2014

                
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all female 
                reproductive system cancers. This year nearly 22,000 
                Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and more 
                than 14,000 will die from it. The lives of mothers and 
                daughters will be taken too soon, and the pain of this 
                disease will touch too many families. During National 
                Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the loved ones 
                we have lost to this disease and all those who battle 
                it today, and we continue our work to improve care and 
                raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

                When ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, 
                treatment is most effective and the chances for 
                recovery are greatest. But ovarian cancer is difficult 
                to detect early--there is no simple and reliable way to 
                screen for this disease, symptoms are often not clear 
                until later stages, and most women are diagnosed 
                without being at high risk. That is why it is important 
                for all women to pay attention to their bodies and know 
                what is normal for them. Women who experience 
                unexplained changes--including abdominal pain, 
                pressure, and swelling--should talk with their health 
                care provider. To learn more about the risk factors and 
                symptoms of ovarian cancer, Americans can visit 
                www.Cancer.gov.

                Regular health checkups increase the chance of early 
                detection, and the Affordable Care Act expands this 
                critical care to millions of women. Insurance companies 
                are now required to cover well-woman visits, which 
                provide women an opportunity to talk with their health 
                care provider, and insurers are prohibited from 
                charging a copayment for this service.

                For the thousands of women affected by ovarian cancer, 
                the Affordable Care Act also prohibits insurance 
                companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing 
                condition, such as cancer or a family history of 
                cancer; prevents insurers from denying participation in 
                an approved clinical trial for any life-threatening 
                disease; and eliminates annual and lifetime dollar 
                limits on coverage. And as we work to ease the burden 
                of ovarian cancer for today's patients, my 
                Administration continues to invest in the critical 
                research that will lead to earlier detection, improved 
                care, and the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow.

                Ovarian cancer and the hardship it brings have affected 
                too many lives. This month, our Nation stands with 
                everyone who has been touched by this disease, and we 
                recognize all those committed to advancing the fight 
                against this cancer through research, advocacy, and 
                quality care. Together, let us renew our commitment to 
                reducing the impact of ovarian cancer and to a future 
                free from cancer in all its forms.

                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 2014 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. I also urge women across 
                our country to talk to their health care providers and 
                learn more about this disease.

[[Page 52944]]

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

[FR Doc. 2014-21258
Filed 9-3-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4