K00163 Summary:

BILL NOK00163
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
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MLTSPNSRArroyo, Ashby, Barclay, Blake, Blankenbush, Braunstein, Byrne, Crouch, Cusick, DenDekker, DeStefano, D'Urso, Epstein, Fall, Fitzpatrick, Glick, Gottfried, Gunther, Hawley, Jean-Pierre, Johns, LiPetri, McDonald, Mikulin, Miller B, Miller MG, Montesano, Morinello, Ra, Raia, Ramos, Reilly, Rivera, Santabarbara, Sayegh, Schmitt, Smullen, Weprin, Zebrowski
 
 
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K00163 Actions:

BILL NOK00163
 
03/11/2019referred to calendar
03/12/2019adopted
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K00163 Committee Votes:

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K00163 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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K00163 Text:

 
Assembly Resolution No. 163
 
BY: M. of A. Otis
 
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        March  22, 2019, as Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer
        Awareness Day in the State of New York
 
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official  days  that  are  set  aside  to  increase awareness of serious
illnesses that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
 
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to  proclaim  March  22,  2019,  as
Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in the State of New York,
in conjunction with the observance of National Lynch Syndrome Hereditary
Cancer Awareness Day; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Lynch Syndrome, formerly known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis
Colon Rectal Cancer, is a hereditary cancer syndrome  which  predisposes
people  affected  to  an  extremely  high risk of developing a litany of
cancers which are often aggressive and can develop at a much younger age
than typical; and
 
  WHEREAS, Those with Lynch Syndrome have a lifetime risk of up to 82%
for colorectal cancer, up to 72% for endometrial cancer, up to  24%  for
ovarian,  up  to  13% for gastric, up to 4-10% for urinary tract cancer,
and a higher than average risk to develop cancer  of  the  small  bowel,
skin, hepatobiliary, kidney, and brain; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Widely  underdiagnosed, this hereditary cancer syndrome is
not a rare disease as some believe; new statistics show that 1 in  every
279  people  in  the  United States has Lynch Syndrome and sadly 95% are
unaware; and
 
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, these 95% of individuals who are not diagnosed
are left vulnerable to developing aggressive cancer; and
 
  WHEREAS, Every person should know their family history and share  it
with  their  physician  to determine if their family may be at high risk
for hereditary cancers, and every newly diagnosed colorectal cancer  and
endometrial cancer should be screened for Lynch Syndrome characteristics
to prompt risk assessment and further testing; and
 
  WHEREAS, Having knowledge of a Lynch Syndrome diagnosis can increase
cancer  prevention  through  regular  screening  measures,  and  lead to
earlier cancer detection and treatment; and
 
  WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness  of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it
 
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to  proclaim  March  22,  2019,  as
Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in the State of New York;
and be it further
 
 
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the  State  of
New York.
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