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WHEREAS, an estimated 2,650 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and an estimated 530 men will die from the disease each year; and

WHEREAS, a common misconception is that breast cancer as a disease affecting only women and this mindset can delay diagnosis and treatment in men, often leading to death; and

WHEREAS, early detection of male breast cancer is critical, as men who are diagnosed when breast cancer is in its earliest stages have an increased chance of successful treatment and, ultimately, survival; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative to facilitate early diagnosis and prompt treatment of male breast cancer, and public education, awareness, and understanding of the disease is necessary for men and women; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State male breast cancer survivors, family members, health care professionals and advocates are working to build awareness and educate individuals about male breast cancer and the need for early intervention; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of October 17 - 23, 2021, as

MALE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WEEK 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 23rd day of September, 2021

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