September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month

Whereas, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths; and

Whereas, In Ohio an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and

Whereas, Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and

Whereas, Prostate cancer is most commonly diagnosed cancer in American Men and the third leading cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

Whereas, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 6 men. African American men are 2.3 times more likely to die from the disease: and

Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, preserving, and protecting our families; and

Whereas, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of (City) to increase the importance of prostate screenings.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

COSI

Last night we attended an event at COSI. Before we left Petey had to check out a couple of the exibits.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Congressmen Renacci

"It was one of the greatest days of my life," Renacci says as the words "Diagnosed Cancer Free: February 6, 2012" flash across the screen. "My doctor pronounced me cancer free. They found my cancer early. And now I get to watch my children grow old.That kind of thing is far more important than politics. That's why I can't believe that Betty Sutton's team is attacking me wrongly on cancer funding. I work every day to make sure anyone who gets cancer can beat it. It's personal."

A Renacci spokesman says the congressman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2006, and had surgery in early 2007. After years of monitoring to make sure the cancer didn't return, he was declared cancer-free this year.

http://renacci.house.gov/index.cfm/renacci-report?ContentRecord_id=D5FC0034-5F38-4285-969F-0C77D0D8B0EF#form_CEACBAD1-3647-477A-8BD7-8424D3BD2072

On the Hill

You have to love Petey's determination to raise awareness for prostate cancer on the Hill. Last week he was in Washington, DC speaking with Senator Portman, Senator Brown (Health LA), Congresswoman Beatty (Health LA) and Representative Renacci. Representative Renacci is a 7 year Survivor and shared his Journey with us.