On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved two bipartisan resolutions that U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) helped introduce to help raise awareness about ovarian and prostate cancer. Senate Resolution 205, introduced by Senator Ayotte and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), expresses the Senate's support for increasing awareness of ovarian cancer to help achieve early and accurate diagnoses and improve five-year survival rates for women. Senate Resolution 206, introduced by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and cosponsored by Senator Ayotte and a bipartisan group of Senators, emphasizes the need for early detection, prevention, and research related to prostate cancer.
"Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S., and more than 29,000 American men will lose their lives to prostate cancer this year," said Senator Ayotte. "These tragic statistics underscore the need to raise public awareness about these diseases and support research, as well as early detection and prevention efforts."