WHEREAS, the health and safety of all residents of Nevada is important to the happiness, prosperity, and well¬ being of our state’s families and communities; and
WHEREAS, in 2017, almost 12,820 people were diagnosed with cervical cancer nationwide, and 4,210 died from the disease; and
WHEREAS, regular cervical cancer screening tests are an effective way to detect the disease early, when it can still be successfully treated; and
WHEREAS, cervical cancer vaccines are now widely available, and combined with regular screenings, they provide an effective means of preventing the disease; and
WHEREAS, in the past 40 years, the number of cases and deaths from cervical cancer decreased significantly, and each case of cervical cancer is a tragedy that devastates patients and their loved ones; and
WHEREAS, increasing awareness of prevention and detection techniques among patients and healthcare providers is a key component in safe-guarding cervical health; and
WHEREAS, throughout the month of January, organizations and healthcare practitioners are encouraged to promote awareness about cervical cancer and to supports patients currently battling cervical cancer and those who have lost loved ones to this disease;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 7th day of December, 2017.