TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A Senate Democrat is seeking to require that Florida high-school students learn about preventing breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Sen. Kevin Rader, D-Delray Beach, filed a bill Friday that would add such instruction to the health-education curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12.

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The bill (SB 276) would require instruction about characteristics of breast cancer and prostate cancer and measures to prevent the diseases.

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The bill is filed for consideration during the 2020 legislative session, which starts Jan. 14.

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