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WHEREAS, Lynch syndrome, formerly known as Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, is a hereditary condition that causes greater risk of developing different cancer types; and

WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control, Lynch syndrome causes an estimated 4,000 colorectal cancers and 1,800 uterine cancers per year; and

WHEREAS, this day provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of knowing family health history and sharing such information with a physician to determine the risk at which hereditary cancers associated with Lynch syndrome may develop; and

WHEREAS, learning more about Lynch syndrome can encourage regular genetic screenings which may lead to earlier cancer detections and treatment options; and

WHEREAS, Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day encourages all Nevadans to learn about this hereditary condition, collect their family history, and share this information with healthcare providers in order to assess individual risk and begin taking steps toward detection and prevention of hereditary cancers;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 22, 2019, as


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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 6th day of March, 2019