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File #: Res 0380-2014    Version: Name: Recognizing September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 8/21/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New York City.
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Chaim M. Deutsch, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Vanessa L. Gibson, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Stephen T. Levin, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Karen Koslowitz, Jumaane D. Williams, Deborah L. Rose, Alan N. Maisel, Andrew Cohen, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm , Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Darlene Mealy, James G. Van Bramer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 380 - 8/21/14, 2. Committee Report 9/18/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 9/18/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 9/18/14, 5. Committee Report 9/22/14, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/22/14, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-14, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 23, 2014
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/23/2014ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014ARafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/18/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/2014*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 380-A
 
 
Resolution recognizing September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New York City.
 
 
By Council Member Espinal, Arroyo, Chin, Constantinides, Deutsch, Eugene, Gentile, Gibson, Johnson, Koo, Levin, Mendez, Richards, Koslowitz, Williams, Rose, Maisel, Cohen, Barron, Dromm, Kallos, Lander, Mealy, Van Bramer and Rodriguez.
 
Whereas, The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that almost 22,000 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and over 14,000 women will die from ovarian cancer in the United States in 2014; and
Whereas, Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system; and
Whereas, According to ACS, a woman's risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 73 and her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 100; and
Whereas, Currently there are no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer and researchers are continuing to look for new tests to help diagnose ovarian cancer early; and
Whereas, The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has found that ovarian cancer often goes undetected until advanced stages and only 20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage; and
Whereas, When ovarian cancer is found early at a localized stage, about 94% of patients live longer than 5 years after diagnosis, according to ACS; and
Whereas, Awareness of symptoms is key to early detection and increased chances of survival; and
Whereas, President Barack Obama, as well as former President George W. Bush, has proclaimed September National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month every year of his presidency; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the New York City Council recognizes September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New York City.
 
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9/16/14