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NO. R-371.  Joint resolution designating May 2008 as Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month.


Offered by:  Representatives Condon of Colchester, Ainsworth of Royalton, Aswad of Burlington, Bissonnette of Winooski, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Canfield of Fair Haven, Devereux of Mount Holly, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Howrigan of Fairfield, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, Moran of Wardsboro, Peterson of Williston, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Whereas, carcinoid cancer is the result of changes in the gastrointestinal system’s neuroendocrine cells which cause these cells to grow abnormally and form slow-growing microscopic tumors which, if untreated, can expand and create numerous serious symptoms, and

Whereas, carcinoid cancer is commonly misdiagnosed due to the symptomatic similarities to such diseases as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), anxiety, asthma, and Crohn’s Disease, and

Whereas, increased education and knowledge of carcinoid cancer will result in reducing the number of misdiagnoses of patients and enable earlier detection and treatment, resulting in enhanced patient quality of life and increased chances of survival, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly designates May 2008 as “Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month,” and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the New England Carcinoid Connection in Boston.           

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont