Press Release

December 1, 2023
Cardin, Young Resolution Recognizing November as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month Passes Senate

WASHINGTON –Last night, the United States Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution authored by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) marking November 2023 as Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. 

“There is so much more we can and should be doing to prevent and treat stomach cancer, especially for communities disproportionately impacted by the disease,” said Senator Cardin. “More resources are needed to research and raise awareness of early cancer detection and mitigation measures, particularly for stomach cancer which is hard to identify in its early stages.”

“Stomach cancer continues to leave a lasting and tragic impact on the lives of Hoosiers and Americans. Since 2018, I have introduced this resolution to raise awareness about this deadly disease so that we can detect and treat it sooner, and hopefully save more lives,” said Senator Young.

Stomach cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide and one of the most difficult to detect in its early stages. The resolution expresses support for more education of patients and health care providers and more research into early diagnosis, screening, and treatment.

Full text of the resolution can be found here.