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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 and Prevention, lynch syndrome causes an estimated 4,000 colorectal cancers and 1,800 uterine (endometrial) cancers per year; 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 Awareness 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 22, 2020, as

LYNCH SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY 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 21st day of February, 2020

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