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S.C.R. 4 Enrolled

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON BREAST CANCER

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SCREENING

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

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House Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges women ages 40
             11      years old and older to receive breast cancer screening once each year that, at a
             12      minimum, consists of a mammogram.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This resolution:
             15          .    recognizes the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection of breast
             16      cancer through screening;
             17          .    urges women aged 40 and older to be annually screened for breast cancer including,
             18      at a minimum, a mammogram; and
             19          .    recognizes the importance of public programs that provide breast cancer screening
             20      to uninsured women who cannot afford to be screened.
             21      Special Clauses:
             22          None
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             24      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             25          WHEREAS, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Utah women;
             26          WHEREAS, it is estimated that in 2012 nearly 1,400 women will be diagnosed with
             27      breast cancer in Utah;
             28          WHEREAS, it is estimated that in 2012 nearly 40% of women in Utah diagnosed with
             29      breast cancer will be diagnosed at late stage;


             30          WHEREAS, it is estimated that in 2012 nearly 400 women in Utah diagnosed with
             31      breast cancer will die, in part due to late stage diagnosis;
             32          WHEREAS, it is estimated that in many cases the costs to treat breast cancer for many
             33      women in Utah will be 1,000% higher than for breast cancer diagnosed at early stage, in part
             34      due to late stage diagnosis;
             35          WHEREAS, breast cancer screening rates in Utah are regularly the lowest or among the
             36      lowest in the nation;
             37          WHEREAS, many women in Utah indicate that they choose not to be screened for
             38      breast cancer due to cost; and
             39          WHEREAS, clinical trials indicate that routine breast cancer screening can reduce
             40      breast cancer deaths and treatment costs:
             41          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             42      Governor concurring therein, recognize the importance of breast cancer screening and early
             43      detection of breast cancer through screening.
             44          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor encourage
             45      women aged 40 and older to be annually screened for breast cancer including, at a minimum, a
             46      mammogram.
             47          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the
             48      importance of public programs that provide breast cancer screening to uninsured women who
             49      cannot afford to be screened.
             50          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the American
             51      Medical Association, the Utah Medical Association, the Utah Hospital Association, the Utah
             52      Medical Insurance Association, the Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents, and the
             53      Utah Insurance Department.


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