National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2015, 53449-53450 [2015-22330]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 53449 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9312 of August 31, 2015 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation This year, more than 14,000 women will lose their lives to ovarian cancer— the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers—and more than 21,000 of our mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters will be diagnosed with this terrible disease. Every day across our country, families, friends, and communities come together to support and empower those who are fighting for their lives, offering encouragement and bringing hope for a cancer-free future. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, our Nation pauses to lift up all those who know the pain of this disease, honor those we have lost, and renew our commitment to fighting ovarian cancer through more effective prevention, detection, and treatment. Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early—there is no simple and reliable way to screen for it and symptoms are often not clear until later stages. By recognizing possible warning signs and unexplained changes, women can increase their likelihood of detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages when treatment is most effective and the chances for recovery are greatest. To bolster these efforts, my Administration has continued to invest in innovative research to improve early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer, and we are working hard to increase public awareness among women about all types of gynecological cancers. To learn more about risk factors and symptoms, Americans can visit www.Cancer.gov/Ovarian. I encourage all women to speak with their health care providers about ovarian cancer. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are now required to cover well-woman visits without copays or deductibles—providing millions of women with the opportunity to access critical care and talk with health care professionals about risks they may face. Provisions in the law also eliminate annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage and prohibit insurance companies from denying participation in an approved clinical trial for cancer or another life-threatening disease. The law also forbids insurers from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer or a family history of cancer. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 This month, we stand with all those who continue to fight this devastating disease and with those who have lost loved ones because of it. Along with the advocates, medical researchers, and health care providers who tirelessly battle this disease every day, we rededicate ourselves to the urgent work of increasing awareness and improving care for those with ovarian cancer—and we continue forging 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 2015 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 Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED3.SGM 03SED3 53450 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 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 fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–22330 Filed 9–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED3.SGM 03SED3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 171 (Thursday, September 3, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 53449-53450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-22330]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 53449]]


                Proclamation 9312 of August 31, 2015

                
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                This year, more than 14,000 women will lose their lives 
                to ovarian cancer--the most deadly of all female 
                reproductive system cancers--and more than 21,000 of 
                our mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters will be 
                diagnosed with this terrible disease. Every day across 
                our country, families, friends, and communities come 
                together to support and empower those who are fighting 
                for their lives, offering encouragement and bringing 
                hope for a cancer-free future. During National Ovarian 
                Cancer Awareness Month, our Nation pauses to lift up 
                all those who know the pain of this disease, honor 
                those we have lost, and renew our commitment to 
                fighting ovarian cancer through more effective 
                prevention, detection, and treatment.

                Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early--there is 
                no simple and reliable way to screen for it and 
                symptoms are often not clear until later stages. By 
                recognizing possible warning signs and unexplained 
                changes, women can increase their likelihood of 
                detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages when 
                treatment is most effective and the chances for 
                recovery are greatest. To bolster these efforts, my 
                Administration has continued to invest in innovative 
                research to improve early detection and treatment of 
                ovarian cancer, and we are working hard to increase 
                public awareness among women about all types of 
                gynecological cancers. To learn more about risk factors 
                and symptoms, Americans can visit www.Cancer.gov/Ovarian Ovarian.

                I encourage all women to speak with their health care 
                providers about ovarian cancer. Under the Affordable 
                Care Act, most health plans are now required to cover 
                well-woman visits without copays or deductibles--
                providing millions of women with the opportunity to 
                access critical care and talk with health care 
                professionals about risks they may face. Provisions in 
                the law also eliminate annual and lifetime dollar 
                limits on coverage and prohibit insurance companies 
                from denying participation in an approved clinical 
                trial for cancer or another life-threatening disease. 
                The law also forbids insurers from denying coverage due 
                to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer or a family 
                history of cancer.

                This month, we stand with all those who continue to 
                fight this devastating disease and with those who have 
                lost loved ones because of it. Along with the 
                advocates, medical researchers, and health care 
                providers who tirelessly battle this disease every day, 
                we rededicate ourselves to the urgent work of 
                increasing awareness and improving care for those with 
                ovarian cancer--and we continue forging 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 2015 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 53450]]

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

[FR Doc. 2015-22330
Filed 9-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5