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Passidomo Wants More Attention For Cancer

Florida House of Representatives

A Republican from Naples wants to raise awareness of bladder cancer in Florida.

Representative Kathleen Passidomo is filing a bill that would designate May 2015 bladder cancer awareness month.

Unlike more prominent diseases, bladder cancer rarely gets much attention. However, it is one of the more virulent forms of cancer, and out of all cancers, it is listed as the fourth most common in men and the 11th most common in women.

This year in America, 16,000 people are expected to die from the disease and 74,000 new cases will be diagnosed.

A Miami native, former WFSU reporter Jim Ash is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.