National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2015, 60257-60258 [2015-25471]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents 60257 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9334 of September 30, 2015 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Too often, precious lives are interrupted or cut short by cancer. Breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among American women, affects roughly 230,000 women as well as 2,300 men each year and is responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually in the United States. Breast cancer does not discriminate—it strikes people of all races, ages, and income levels— and we must raise awareness of this disease and its symptoms so we can more easily identify it and more effectively treat it. This month, as we honor those whose lives were tragically cut short by breast cancer and as we stand with their families, let us arm ourselves with the best knowledge, tools, and resources available to fight this devastating disease. Regular screenings and quality care are vital to improving outcomes for millions of people, and we are making strides in improving treatment options. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurers are now required to cover recommended preventive services—including mammograms—at no extra cost, and Americans cannot be denied health coverage due to a preexisting condition, like breast cancer. Women and men can take precautionary action on their own by talking with their health care providers about what they can do to lower their individual risk factors and learning about what tests are right for them. For more information on breast cancer prevention, treatment of metastatic breast cancer, and the latest research, visit www.Cancer.gov/Breast. My Administration is committed to advancing research to better prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer in all its forms. Earlier this year, I announced a new initiative to invest in research that will enable clinicians to better tailor treatments to individual patients. This Precision Medicine Initiative aims to accelerate biomedical discoveries and revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. By continuing to make breakthroughs in technology and medicine, our Nation’s brightest minds are working tirelessly to combat breast cancer. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Together, we must ensure all people can enjoy the extraordinary gift that is a long, happy, and healthy life. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let us remember those cancer took from us too soon—and in tribute to them, their families, and our medical professionals, let us recommit to the promise of finding a cure. 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 October 2015 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and all other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent breast cancer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:56 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD1.SGM 05OCD1 60258 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, 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. 2015–25471 Filed 10–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:56 Oct 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05OCD1.SGM 05OCD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 192 (Monday, October 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60257-60258]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25471]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 192 / Monday, October 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 60257]]


                Proclamation 9334 of September 30, 2015

                
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Too often, precious lives are interrupted or cut short 
                by cancer. Breast cancer, one of the most common 
                cancers among American women, affects roughly 230,000 
                women as well as 2,300 men each year and is responsible 
                for more than 40,000 deaths annually in the United 
                States. Breast cancer does not discriminate--it strikes 
                people of all races, ages, and income levels--and we 
                must raise awareness of this disease and its symptoms 
                so we can more easily identify it and more effectively 
                treat it. This month, as we honor those whose lives 
                were tragically cut short by breast cancer and as we 
                stand with their families, let us arm ourselves with 
                the best knowledge, tools, and resources available to 
                fight this devastating disease.

                Regular screenings and quality care are vital to 
                improving outcomes for millions of people, and we are 
                making strides in improving treatment options. Thanks 
                to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurers are 
                now required to cover recommended preventive services--
                including mammograms--at no extra cost, and Americans 
                cannot be denied health coverage due to a pre-existing 
                condition, like breast cancer. Women and men can take 
                precautionary action on their own by talking with their 
                health care providers about what they can do to lower 
                their individual risk factors and learning about what 
                tests are right for them. For more information on 
                breast cancer prevention, treatment of metastatic 
                breast cancer, and the latest research, visit 
                www.Cancer.gov/Breast.

                My Administration is committed to advancing research to 
                better prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer in all its 
                forms. Earlier this year, I announced a new initiative 
                to invest in research that will enable clinicians to 
                better tailor treatments to individual patients. This 
                Precision Medicine Initiative aims to accelerate 
                biomedical discoveries and revolutionize how we improve 
                health and treat disease. By continuing to make 
                breakthroughs in technology and medicine, our Nation's 
                brightest minds are working tirelessly to combat breast 
                cancer.

                Together, we must ensure all people can enjoy the 
                extraordinary gift that is a long, happy, and healthy 
                life. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 
                let us remember those cancer took from us too soon--and 
                in tribute to them, their families, and our medical 
                professionals, let us recommit to the promise of 
                finding a cure.

                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 October 2015 as 
                National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage 
                citizens, government agencies, private businesses, 
                nonprofit organizations, and all other interested 
                groups to join in activities that will increase 
                awareness of what Americans can do to prevent breast 
                cancer.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of September, 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. 2015-25471
Filed 10-2-15; 11:15 am]
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