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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 3:23:00 to 3:28:00
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Dan Boren

3:22:42 to 3:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Boren: to share some of her thoughts about colon cancer awareness month. i know representing texas and fort worth of course me being an alum ever t.c.u. i'm very proud of her leadership on these health issues. we have also worked together on tribal issues. i want to thank her and would

Kay Granger

3:23:00 to 3:28:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kay Granger

Kay Granger

3:23:01 to 3:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: like to yield some of my time to congress woman kay granger. ms. granger: thank you so much for your hard work on this. mr. speaker, i rise today to speak on the important issue of colorectal cancer as congressman boren also did. colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer

Kay Granger

3:23:22 to 3:23:44( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the united states. every 3 1/2 minutes someone is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. every nine minutes someone dies from colorectal cancer. this is a disease that affects both men and women. this year an estimated 149,000

Kay Granger

3:23:45 to 3:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: new cases will be diagnosed. and an estimated 50,000 deaths will be caused by this cancer. the real tragedy is that many of these cancer cases and deaths occur needlessly because the vast majority of colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented through proper screening and early detection. that's why i introduced a resolution recognizing march as

Kay Granger

3:24:07 to 3:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: colorectal cancer awareness month and commemorating the 10th anniversary of the first designation of march colorectal cancer awareness month. the more we talk about this disease, the more we encourage our family, our friends, and neighbors to get screened and the more lives we save. i hope my colleagues on the energy and commerce committee

Kay Granger

3:24:29 to 3:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: will discharge house concurrent resolution 60 from committee soon so that leadership can schedule the resolution for flr consideration. less than half of those who should be screened for colon cancer are screened. bringing house concurrent resolution 60 to the floor next week will encourage even more discussion about this disease

Kay Granger

3:24:51 to 3:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: that's preventable when detected early. but talking about colorectal cancer and recognizing colorectal cancer awareness month aren't enough. we need to increase federal funding for early detection and screening. along with my colleague from rhode island, patrick kennedy, i have i would authorize funding for

Kay Granger

3:25:12 to 3:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: early detection screenings and make preventive care a priority. specifically the colorectal cancer prevention, early deteion, and treatment act, h.r. 1189, would establish national screening program for colorectal cancer for individuals over 50 years of age or those who are at high risk. it would also authorize state

Kay Granger

3:25:33 to 3:25:53( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: funding for these screenings and create a public awareness and education campaign on colorectal cancer. despite scientific evidence supporting the benefits of screenings, screenings for these diseases in this country remains low. every five seconds someone who should be screened for colorectal cancer is not.

Kay Granger

3:25:54 to 3:26:14( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: when it's diagnosed late, the survival rate for colorectal cancer is only 10%, but when it's diagnosed early, before it spreads, survival rate is 90%. early detection screening savings lives. and everyone over 50 years of age if they were screened regularly for colorectal cancer,

Kay Granger

3:26:15 to 3:26:35( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: the death rate for this disease could plument by 80%. -- plummet by 80%. in addition to savings lives it saves money. treatment cost for colorectal cancer arextremely high and could be greatly reduced if mass screenings occur. colorectal cancer treatment cost

Kay Granger

3:26:36 to 3:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: totaled roughly $8.4 billion for new cases in 2004. the cost of 2/3 of these colorectal cancer cases are borne by the medicare program. the lewen group recently conduct add comprehensive study of the potential cost savings to medicare and found that every 10 years a colorectal cancer

Kay Granger

3:26:57 to 3:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: screening program will result in civics of about 1 1/2 years' worth of medicare expenses. if screenings were increased among people 50 years and older in the united states, it would save billions of dollars in medicare expenditures. it would also save thousands of lives. the colorectal cancer prevention

Kay Granger

3:27:18 to 3:27:38( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: early detection and screening ensures that people who are screened will get the full continuum of cancer care, including the appropriate follow-up for abnormal tests, diagnostic and therapeutic services, and treatment for detective cancers. if you have not already i urge you to co-sponsor the colorectal

Kay Granger

3:27:39 to 3:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: prevention early detection and treatment act and join me in observing colorectal cancer awareness month. observing colorectal cancer awareness month provides us with the opptunity to discuss the importance of early detection and screening and also provides us with the opportunity to thank the thousands o volunteers and national and community

Kay Granger

3:28:00 to 3:28:00( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: organizations for their work in

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