State Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton, today introduced a resolution to declare November Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.
As she addressed her colleagues on the House floor, Rep. Bollin explained that stomach cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect in the early stages, leading to higher mortality rates. An estimated 27,510 cases were diagnosed in the U.S. this year and more than 11,000 people lost their lives to the disease.
“We can significantly improve timely detection of stomach cancer if we educate ourselves about the symptoms and raise awareness in others,” Rep. Bollin said. “Additionally, we must pursue greater research into early screening and diagnosis for stomach cancer.”
The resolution was adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.
PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton, addresses her colleagues on the House floor today to introduce her resolution declaring November Stomach Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. She is joined by Rep. Andrea Schroeder, of Clarkston, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year.