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WHEREAS, neuroendocrine tumors/tumours (NET) often develop into cancer and, if left untreated, can result in serious illness and death; and

WHEREAS, NET cancer patients are often misdiagnosed or receive a delayed diagnosis, which can have a negative effect on their chance of survival and quality of life; and

WHEREAS, survival for NET cancer patients is further compromised by fragmented care and lack of access to treatment by networks of specialists; and

WHEREAS, although there have been advances in the detection and treatment of NET cancers, not all patients are benefiting quickly from scientific and medical progress in the field; and

WHEREAS, with timely diagnosis and proper treatment, NET cancer patients can have significantly improved outcomes and quality of life; and

WHEREAS, the NET cancer community is working with patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to raise awareness about NET cancers and the need for timely diagnosis and access to optimal treatment and care;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 10, 2016 as

 Net Cancer Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley