Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Petey the Prostate Crusader

Ok! So here is how it all started. June 19, 2009 we got the devastating news that my husband has PROSTATE CANCER!!!! Not something that either one of us was prepared for. Lots of tests that day, how do we tell our sons that their dad has prostate cancer. We were at the stage of what do we do now? Tests, tears, more tests, more tears, consultations, more tests, tears. The tests were in he has a form of aggressive prostate cancer. Lots of questions with very little answers to why he got prostate cancer. All the tests were done and the results were in ans surgery was the best treatment plan! So on October 12, 2009 he went in for surgery. He chose the diVinci Robotic surgery, less evasive and less recovery time. Since the surgery he has had 2 Prostate-Specific Antigen PSA Tests and they have came back less that 0.05 which means his prostate cancer is in REMISSION!!!!

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