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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) re-introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. In 2023 alone, an estimated 82,290 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and nearly 17,000 will die due to the disease.

"In the fight against cancer, increasing early detection is paramount," said Rep. Cartwright. "This resolution will raise awareness about one of the most common types of cancer in the United States, promoting early diagnosis and potentially leading more Americans to timely treatment and successful outcomes."

“The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) thanks Congressman Cartwright and the resolution cosponsors for recognizing May as Bladder Cancer Awareness Month,” said BCAN CEO Andrea Maddox-Smith. “There are more than 700,000 people living with bladder cancer in the U.S. and Congress’s increased focus is essential as we seek better tomorrows for patients and caregivers.”

Cosponsors of this legislation include Robert Aderholt (R-AL-04), Nanette Barragán (D-CA-44), Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-05), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Don Davis (D-NC-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ-07), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), Eleanor Norton (D-D.C.), Donald Payne (D-NJ-10), Katie Porter (D-CA-47), Raul Ruiz (D-CA-25), David Scott (D-GA-13), Terri Sewell (D-AL-07), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Lori Trahan D-MA-03), Susan Wild (D-PA-07).

Text of the resolution can be viewed HERE.