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The Monthly Report - Decmeber 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Report December 2017 Committee Website View Report Online (all tables and graphics can be viewed online) **Earlier this week, the Fitch rating ...

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REAL ID Update: Do You Need One?

Weekly Roundup Friday, December 08, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol REAL ID Update: Get Your Documents EarlyPennDOT launched a public ...

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THREE VIDEO CLIPS THAT SUGGEST THE HOLLYWOOD SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL WAS AN OPEN SECRET

JOHN LIVINGSTON/ Gary DeMar THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF SURPRISE EXPRESSED BY EXECUTIVES IN HIGH PLACES OVER THE ERUPTION OF ...

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Democrat outraged to learn taxpayers paid $220,000 sexual harassment claim against him

        Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says he is outraged to learn that a settlement was made on his behalf to pay ...

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Disney Suspends Executive Jon Heely After Felony Child Sex Abuse Charges

Written by Ben Kew/Blabber Buzz Disney’s director of music publishing, Jon Heeley, has been charged with three counts of sexually abusing children, Variety reports. Heely, ...

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Top Dem in Tennessee Senate Race Has Record of Covering Up Sexual Assault Allegations

As governor, Phil Bredesen's office covered up details of harassment allegations against top officials Phil Bredesen / Getty Images BY: Brent Scher /  the Washington ...

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The Sexual Harassment Storm and its Effect on Washington

~ American Liberty Report What began with a sexual harassment fishing expedition by the media and Democrats to prevent Donald Trump ...

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Ret. FBI Supervisor Says Dep. Director Gave Him Orders Protecting Hillary

BY KIM SMITH /Conservative Tribune Testimony from Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis revealed that the level of political bias that exists in the ...

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Mueller Team Spotlight: He Hired the Lawyer Who Repped Clinton Staffer Who Smashed Her Devices

VIRGINIA KRUTA | IJR Alex Wong/Getty Images Ever since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was chosen to spearhead the investigation into possible ties between ...

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Erik Prince Accuses Obama Officials of Illegal Spying

Blackwater founder says his rights were violated by U.S. spying on Seychelles meeting Erik Prince / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz / the Washington Free ...

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Senator Bob Mensch – Pennsylvania’s 24th District – Weekly Session Wrap Up

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In this Edition:

  • Senate Adopts Mensch Resolution Establishing “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania
  • Three Measures Sent to Governor for Enactment into Law
  • Senate Approves Interstate Highway Safety Measure
  • Committee Roundup
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Senate Adopts Mensch Resolution Establishing “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania

On Tuesday, the Senate adopted my resolution recognizing October 13, 2017 as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.

Metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is not a specific type of breast cancer, but rather the most advanced stage of breast cancer, which has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body.

Metastatic breast cancer patients continue to face many unique challenges, such as the emotional and physical demands of continual treatment.  Currently no cure exists for metastatic breast cancer and those with metastatic breast cancer will continue treatment indefinitely with the goal of extending the best quality life possible.

More than one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. Nationally, about 252,710 women and 2,470 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2017. In Pennsylvania, it is expected that 11,300 women and 111 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017.

Metastatic breast cancer cuts short the lives of too many people in Pennsylvania leaving a lasting effect on their families. It is important that we recognize the need for an additional focus on the personal and social burdens of metastatic breast cancer, the needs of the patient, and promising research efforts in the development of more effective treatments.


Three Measures Sent to Governor for Enactment into Law

 

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