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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 2:03:40 to 2:09:20
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Kay Granger

2:03:36 to 2:03:56( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: screening methods that are used. mr. speaker, i urge members to support this resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana reserves the balan time. the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone. mr. pallone: i have no additional -- i have no speakers. i don't know if the gentleman does.

Kay Granger

2:03:40 to 2:09:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Kay Granger

2:03:57 to 2:04:17( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. mr. scalise: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to recognize ms. granger of texas for as much time that she may consume. the spea gentlelady from texas, ms. granger, is recognized for as much time as she may consume. ms. granger: mr. speaker, i rise today to -- in support of

Kay Granger

2:04:18 to 2:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: the resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the first designation of march as colorectal cancer awareness month. house concurrent resolution 60 also recognizes the importance of celebrating march as colorectal cancer awareness month. i'd like to thank my colleague, patrick kennedy of rhode island, for his support of this resolution and for his efforts in the fight against colorectal cancer.

Kay Granger

2:04:40 to 2:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: 10 years ago colorectal cancer was a disease that not many people talked about. in november, 1999, a resolution passed the senate designating march as colorectal cancer awareness month. the house passed a supporting resolution in march, 2000. in the years since, advocacy groups have increased awareness

Kay Granger

2:05:01 to 2:05:21( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: of colorectal cancer and thousands of americans have been screened. this year an estimat 149,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed. an estimated 50,000 deaths will be caused by colorectal cancer. the real tragedy is that many of these cancer cases and

Kay Granger

2:05:22 to 2:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: deaths are occurred needlessly because the vast majority of colorectal cancer deaths can be treated through proper screening and detection. it is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the united states. every 3 1/2 minutes someone is

Kay Granger

2:05:43 to 2:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: diagnosed with colorectal cancer every nine minutes someone dies from colorectal cancer. this is a disease that affects men and women equally. the more we talk about this disease and the more we encourage our family, our friends and our neighbors to get screened the more lives we save. it's that simple.

Kay Granger

2:06:05 to 2:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: unfortunately, less than half of those who should be screened for colonancer are screened. not only do we need to increase awareness about colorectal cancer, we also need to increase federal funding for early detection and screening. along with my colleague from rhode island, patrick kennedy, i've introduced a bill that would authorize funding for

Kay Granger

2:06:26 to 2:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

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

Kay Granger

2:06:47 to 2:07:07( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: it would also authorize state funding for those screenings and create a public awareness and education campaignn colorectal cancer. despite scientific evidence supporting the benefits of screening, screenings for this disease in the u.s. remain low. every five secondsomeone who should be screened for cancer is not.

Kay Granger

2:07:08 to 2:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: when it's diagnosed late, the survival rate for colorectal cancer is only 10%. when diagnosed early, before it spreads to limp nodes and other organs, the survival rate is 90%. early declaration and screenings save lives. if everyone over 50 years of age were screened regularly for

Kay Granger

2:07:29 to 2:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: colorectal cancer the death rate could plummet by 80%. in addition to saving lives, early detection saves money. treatment costs for colorectal cancer is extremely high and could be greatly reduced if mass screenings occurred. colorectal cancer treatment costs totaled roughly $8.4

Kay Granger

2:07:52 to 2:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: billion for new cases in 2004. the cost of 2/3 of these colorectal cancer cases are borne by the medicare program. one conducted a study and found that every 10 years a colorectal screening program will result in savings of about

Kay Granger

2:08:13 to 2:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: 1 1/2 years worth of medicare expenditures. if screenings were increased among people 50 years of age and older in the united states, it would save billions of dollars in medicare expenditures and it would also save thousands of lives. the colon cancer prevention, screenings and early prevention

Kay Granger

2:08:34 to 2:08:57( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: act will get a full continuum of cancer care, including follow-up for early tests, diagnostic and services and detection for other cansers. if you have not already, i urge you to co-sponsor the colorectal prevention and treatment act and join us in this colon cancer month.

Kay Granger

2:08:58 to 2:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Granger: observing colorectal awareness month gives recognition to all the groups who've helped in this. groups like the american cancer society, the prevent cancer foundation, the colon cancer alliance and c-3 colorectal cancer coalition. these groups have created earn

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