11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 17:28
WASHINGTON - Today, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution authored by U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) marking November 2023 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.
"Stomach cancer continues to leave a lasting and tragic impact on the lives of Hoosiers and Americans. Since 2018, I have introduced this resolution to raise awareness about this deadly disease so that we can detect and treat it sooner, and hopefully save more lives," said Senator Young.
The resolution was first introduced in 2018 in memory of Indianapolis Star reporter and columnist Matthew Tully, who lost his battle with stomach cancer that year.
Stomach cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide and one of the most difficult to detect in its early stages. The resolution expresses support for more education of patients and health care providers and more research into early diagnosis, screening, and treatment.
Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are also original cosponsors of this resolution.
Full text of the resolution can be found here.