Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

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, 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, May 18, 2015

Giving our Feedback

Hi Linda, my name is Dr. David Hall, a urologist outside of Indianapolis. I'm working on a patient centered urology app and came across your prostate cancer page when doing some research. Our goal is to help connect patients and families struggling with specific urology conditions such as prostate cancer. We've created a beta version we're testing now to elicit feedback on the platform, the functionality, and the idea. I'd love to have your feedback on whether it would be something you'd find useful and perhaps see if you knew of anyone also interested in testing the idea. With time, we hope to build a social health tool to connect people around their health problems, questions, etc. It's only urology for now, but the plan is to expand to all specialties and even other allied health fields, fitness, etc.

Thanks for responding, no worries! I really appreciate your time and am glad to hear your husband is a Prostate cancer survivor! Yes, it is hard to get people to talk about Prostate cancer. The app we're creating is designed to help connect others around health conditions affecting them. You can login with any social account or simply create an account. After building a profile, you can explore topics such as Prostate cancer and as users join, even connect with others going through the same thing. The website is currently located at myud.sixfeetup.com (temporary location while we "test" the platform and function and gain feedback). I again appreciate your time and hope you're able to sign up and take it for a spin. Any feedback would be helpful. For example, what do you think of the idea, would you use it, would you invite others, how would you make it better? If there are other page members or friends and family that you think would benefit, feel free to share. I'll be sure
To check out his FB and blog also. Awesome mascot too!


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