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House Proceeding on Dec 1st, 2009 :: 0:51:10 to 0:52:35
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:51:05 to 0:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: this legislation, the gentleman

Steve Israel

0:51:10 to 0:52:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Israel

Steve Israel

0:51:11 to 0:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: mr. israel, for five minutes. gentleman from new york is recognized for five minutes. mr. israel: i thank my very good friend. i rise in support of of this resolution. i'm very proud to have sponsored it and very proud to serve as a co-chair of the congressional cancer caucus. mr. speaker, this year 21,500 peoplewomen will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 14,600 of those will have lost their lives.

Steve Israel

0:51:32 to 0:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: some of those women who would have lost their lives could have been saved with advanced diagnosis of the ovarian cancer. this is a silent killer. the sad fact is if y are fortunate enough to receive advanced diagnosis of ovarian cancer, the survival rate is as high as 90%. if you receive your diagnosis in the latter stages of the

Steve Israel

0:51:53 to 0:52:14( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: disease, the survival rate falls to less than 45%. mr. speaker, in addition, 75% of all ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in the latter stages of the disease. that is too late for too many women in america today. mr. speaker, several years ago i sponsored similar legislation and ran into a woman at a rally

Steve Israel

0:52:15 to 0:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: and she said, congressman israel, i am in stage four of ovarian cancer. your resolution may be too late for me, i'm here because i hope daughter. mr. speaker, no mother in america should ve to think in those terms. this resolution provides women with the tools they need to recognize ovarian cancer, to get

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