The proclamation reads as follows:
State of Minnesota
Whereas: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETS) often develop into cancer and, if left untreated, can result in serious illness and death; and
Whereas: Healthcare professionals often underestimate the malignant and metastatic potential of neuroendocrine tumors; and
Whereas: NET cancer patients are often misdiagnosed or receive a delay of diagnosis, which can have a negative impact on their chance of survival and quality of life;
Whereas: Survival for NET cancer patients is further compromised by fragmented care and lack of access to treatment by networks of specialists; and
Whereas: Although there have been advances in the detection and treatment of NET cancers, not all patients are benefiting quickly enough from scientific and medical
progress in the field; and
Whereas: With timely diagnosis and proper treatment, NET cancer patients have significantly improved outcomes and quality of life.
Now, Therefore, I, Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim November 10, 2013 as:
Net Cancer Awareness Day
in the State of Minnesota
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol on this 17th day of October.
Secretary of State