National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2014, 52947-52948 [2014-21260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Presidential Documents 52947 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9159 of August 29, 2014 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among American men. They are fathers, brothers, and sons—and this year, more than 230,000 of them are expected to be diagnosed with this disease. During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those whose lives have been touched by this disease, and we renew our commitment to reducing its devastating impact through more effective prevention, detection, and treatment. Since the mid-1990s, the mortality rate for prostate cancer has fallen, but too many men—an estimated 29,000 this year—will die from this disease, and even more are at risk. Increased awareness can help these men make informed choices about their health. While the exact causes of prostate cancer remain unknown, medical research has identified well-established risk factors with which men should be familiar, including age, family history, and race. I encourage all men, especially those at higher risk, to talk with their doctors about how prostate cancer could affect them. My Administration continues to invest in critical research to help better prevent this disease and treat it with fewer side effects, and to further our understanding of the disproportionate impact prostate cancer has on African-American men. As part of the Affordable Care Act, more options for quality, affordable health coverage are available and new protections are in place, expanding access to life-saving care for millions of Americans, including those impacted by prostate cancer. Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer, or deny participation in an approved clinical trial for any life-threatening disease. And men fighting prostate cancer are no longer faced with annual or lifetime dollar limits on coverage that could disrupt their treatments. Even as we continue the urgent work of improving care, too many lives will be disrupted and too many families will experience the pain of prostate cancer. But we must remain steadfast in our commitment to ease the burden of this disease, and every day we must continue to work toward a future free from cancer in all its forms. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D5 This month, as we come together to raise awareness about prostate cancer, we remember those we lost to this disease. Let us support the patients who continue to battle this cancer each day and the families who stand by their side, and recognize the tireless work of our Nation’s health care providers, researchers, and advocates. 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 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:57 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04SED5.SGM 04SED5 52948 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. 2014–21260 Filed 9–3–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:57 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04SED5.SGM 04SED5 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D5 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52947-52948]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21260]




                        Presidential Documents 



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

[[Page 52947]]


                Proclamation 9159 of August 29, 2014

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among 
                American men. They are fathers, brothers, and sons--and 
                this year, more than 230,000 of them are expected to be 
                diagnosed with this disease. During National Prostate 
                Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those whose lives 
                have been touched by this disease, and we renew our 
                commitment to reducing its devastating impact through 
                more effective prevention, detection, and treatment.

                Since the mid-1990s, the mortality rate for prostate 
                cancer has fallen, but too many men--an estimated 
                29,000 this year--will die from this disease, and even 
                more are at risk. Increased awareness can help these 
                men make informed choices about their health. While the 
                exact causes of prostate cancer remain unknown, medical 
                research has identified well-established risk factors 
                with which men should be familiar, including age, 
                family history, and race. I encourage all men, 
                especially those at higher risk, to talk with their 
                doctors about how prostate cancer could affect them.

                My Administration continues to invest in critical 
                research to help better prevent this disease and treat 
                it with fewer side effects, and to further our 
                understanding of the disproportionate impact prostate 
                cancer has on African-American men. As part of the 
                Affordable Care Act, more options for quality, 
                affordable health coverage are available and new 
                protections are in place, expanding access to life-
                saving care for millions of Americans, including those 
                impacted by prostate cancer. Insurance companies can no 
                longer deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition, 
                such as cancer, or deny participation in an approved 
                clinical trial for any life-threatening disease. And 
                men fighting prostate cancer are no longer faced with 
                annual or lifetime dollar limits on coverage that could 
                disrupt their treatments.

                Even as we continue the urgent work of improving care, 
                too many lives will be disrupted and too many families 
                will experience the pain of prostate cancer. But we 
                must remain steadfast in our commitment to ease the 
                burden of this disease, and every day we must continue 
                to work toward a future free from cancer in all its 
                forms.

                This month, as we come together to raise awareness 
                about prostate cancer, we remember those we lost to 
                this disease. Let us support the patients who continue 
                to battle this cancer each day and the families who 
                stand by their side, and recognize the tireless work of 
                our Nation's health care providers, researchers, and 
                advocates.

                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 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage 
                all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, 
                non-profit 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 
                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. 2014-21260
Filed 9-3-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4