National Ovarian Cancer Month Act

An Act to designate the month of September as National Ovarian Cancer Month

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Carol Skelton  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of April 4, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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National Ovarian Cancer Month ActRoutine Proceedings

April 4th, 2005 / 3:30 p.m.
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Conservative

Carol Skelton Conservative Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-358, an act to designate the month of September as National Ovarian Cancer Month.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of thousands of Canadian women who have or will find out they have ovarian cancer. The bill would designate September as national ovarian cancer month, similar to those in other countries.

Each year 2,600 women are diagnosed with this cancer and one in 70 will get this cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that when detected early and treated, the survival rate is as high as 90%.

We need to fund research, testing and awareness. I sincerely hope my colleagues support this initiative.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)