moved for leave to introduce Bill C-496, 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 cancer and one in seventy 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 of this dreadful disease. I sincerely hope my colleagues will support this initiative.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)