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.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Good morning Linda;
I wanted to let you know that Medina City Council will be passing a resolution in support of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month at their last meeting in July before they go on recess. I will be in touch as soon as I have that paperwork and send it to you.
Have a great day!
Administrative Office Manager
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
I’m Charlie Bolton, one of Senator Portman’s legislative correspondents in Washington. Thank you very much for your long and well-written letter letting Senator Portman know of the great work you are doing in Ohio to raise awareness on prostate cancer. It is great for us to know (but sad to learn) of the disproportionate impact that this disease has on veterans. The Senator shares your excitement that the FY 2017 budget increased funding for prostate cancer by $90 million, and agrees that it should be an important priority in veterans’ appropriations bills. The work that you are doing with lawmakers in both parties in Ohio is truly impressive.
Office of Senator Portman, Legislative Correspondent