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Executive Order 12933

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 20 October 1994


National Mammography Day, 1994

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 204 (Monday, October 24, 1994)

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Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 6746--National Mammography Day

Executive Order 12933--Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under 
Certain Contracts


                        Presidential Documents 


Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 204
Monday, October 24, 1994

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Title 3--
The President
                Proclamation 6746 of October 18, 1994

 

National Mammography Day, 1994

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The threat of breast cancer touches everyone. All women 
                are at risk for breast cancer, including those with no 
                family history of the disease. This year alone, 182,000 
                women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer; 
                46,000 will die. The risk of death is reduced 
                significantly if the cancer can be found in the 
                earlier, more treatable stages. With appropriate breast 
                cancer screening and state-of-the-art care, experts 
                expect to see a 30 percent drop in the death rate. 
                Together, we must work to make sure that every woman is 
                informed about breast cancer and about the importance 
                of regular examinations, including high-quality 
                screening mammography. And we must ensure that all 
                women have access to this invaluable preventive care.

                Today, mammography is considered the most effective 
                method for detecting early stage breast cancer. Many 
                cancers can be seen on a mammogram as soon as 2 years 
                before they could be detected by a woman or her 
                physician. But only half of all women ages 50 and older 
                have had a mammogram in the past 2 years, and as few as 
                30 percent have mammograms routinely. African American 
                women experience a higher death rate from breast cancer 
                than white women, and recently we learned that this is 
                primarily because they are diagnosed at more advanced 
                stages of the disease. Researchers have concluded that 
                if we are to improve the survival rate of African 
                American women, we must develop strategies aimed at 
                increasing their use of and access to early detection 
                techniques such as mammography.

                We can all be encouraged by the progress in improving 
                and monitoring mammography. As of October 2, 1994, 
                provisions of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 
                1992, requiring national, uniform quality and safety 
                standards, went into effect. Mammography facilities 
                must now meet stringent requirements and be certified 
                to ensure they are providing high-quality service. In 
                addition, scientists currently are working to apply 
                American know-how to improve mammography and to develop 
                high-technology imaging methods to detect breast 
                tumors. Digital mammography, for example, may enhance 
                the quality of mammographic images and even magnify the 
                view of specific areas of the breast. Scientists also 
                are exploring such technologies as magnetic resonance 
                imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging for this purpose.

                In recognition of the crucial role mammography plays in 
                the battle against breast cancer, the Congress, by 
                Senate Joint Resolution 220, has designated October 19, 
                1994, as ``National Mammography Day'' and has 
                authorized and requested the President to issue a 
                proclamation in observance of this day.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 
                19, 1994, as National Mammography Day. I invite the 
                Governors of the 50 States and the Commonwealth of 
                Puerto Rico, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and 
                the appropriate officials of all other areas under the 
                American flag to issue similar proclamations. I ask 
                health care professionals, private industry, advocacy 
                groups, community associations, insurance companies, 
                and all other interested organizations and individual 
                citizens, for the sake of American women and for their 
                loved ones, to unite in publicly reaffirming our 
                Nation's continuing commitment to the provision of 
                breast cancer screening.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the 
                Independence of the United States of America the two 
                hundred and nineteenth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

[FR Doc. 94-26517
Filed 10-18-94; 12:14 pm]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation:
Revoked by: EO 13204, February 17, 2001;; ; See: Final Rule of May 16, 1997 (62 FR 28176)
 

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