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WHEREAS, in 2019, an estimated 56,770 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and 45,750 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society; and

WHEREAS, the average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 64 people, although each person’s chances of getting this cancer can be affected by certain risk factors such as tobacco use, being overweight, family history and inherited genetic syndromes; and

WHEREAS, early pancreatic cancers often do not cause any signs or symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose until it has grown very large or already spread outside the pancreas; and

WHEREAS, approximately 384 deaths related to pancreatic cancer will occur in 2019, and worldwide an estimated 480,000 cases of pancreatic cancer will occur this year; and

WHEREAS, during the month of November, we focus our efforts on raising awareness of pancreatic cancer, encouraging the public to learn more about symptoms and support ongoing research of the disease in order to promote and improve early detection rates;

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

PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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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 15th day of October 2019

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