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Petition for a Course in Rare Diseases

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Did You Know:

- Rare Diseases impact more people than Cancer and Aids Combined

-There are more than 7,000 Rare Diseases

Affecting 30 Million Americans (1 in 10 People)

-Only 5% have an approved treatment

Most physicians have little experience in diagnosing rare diseases. For many rare diseases, patients suffer for 6 or more years before an accurate diagnosis is made.

And without a proper diagnosis there is no hope for treatment.

YOU can help us change this!!!!

The CADASIL Association, representing all rare diseases, would like to invite you to join us in our campaign. We plan to present this petition to The Institutes of Medicine and The Association of American Medical Colleges to show that the public supports adding a course in rare diseases to the medical school curriculum. Why? Because a course in rare diseases would provide new doctors with increased knowledge and awareness, ultimately shortening the time for a more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Please sign on to this petition in support of our effort. Every name we can add to our list of supporters strengthens our cause and helps the millions of Americans suffering from a rare disease. Your pledge of support to this cause could ultimately help save many lives.

The cureCADASIL Association

“Common diseases are becoming more rare and the rare ones are becoming defined.” (Quote by: Christopher P. Austin, M.D., Director, National Center for Translational Sciences

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