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, July 21, 2014

Senator Portman's Office Responding to Your Email

Dear Linda,
Thank you for contacting Senator Portman’s Office and sharing your story about your husband Ray’s battle against Prostate Cancer. The Senator and his staff appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear that your husband has staved off the Prostate Cancer, and we wish him and your family the best.
The Senator thanks you for your input on the PSA test and he will be mindful of your concerns. Improving and protecting the health of Ohioans and all Americans is one of our country's top priorities. With the cost and prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases in Ohio and the United States, the Senator recognizes the positive impact treatment and prevention have on our nation. America is home to the finest health care workforce, hospitals, and research facilities in the world, and the Senator is committed to ensuring the United States retains its excellence in health care delivery and research at a time of constrained resources.
For more information, please visit Senator Portman’s web site, www.portman.senate.gov, which acts as an interactive information source for the people of Ohio. The website is an informative online office where Ohioans can access the federal government, keep up with the latest in Washington, write to the Senator, and join in his efforts to improve Ohio's economy and help create jobs. A few of the most popular features include signing up for the Senator’s e-newsletter, requesting a tour of the White House, seeking assistance with a federal agency, or learning more about the issues being debated in the U.S. Senate.
Thank you for taking the time to contact the Senator’s office. Please keep in touch.
Sincerely,
Brad Couts
Legislative Correspondent
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (OH)
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510

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