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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#CountMeIn

Dear Linda,
As part of our #CountMeIn campaign, we wanted you to have this news hot off the press. This week’s major win for early detection!
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its recommendation on prostate cancer testing from a “D” to a “C” rating, meaning men will no longer be discouraged from getting tested for a disease that kills a man every 20 minutes.
It confirms what you and I knew all along: early detection saves lives. And it happened because of your passionate commitment to the importance of early detection by sharing your story and fighting for increased research.
It doesn’t end here. We need your help to undo a decade-long message that told men at risk to not get tested. Together, we must continue to be the leader in early detection awareness.
To help you navigate next steps and what the new recommendation means for patients and families, ZERO convened an expert panel with the American Urological Association and the Men’s Health Network. Here is a link to a short video presentation:
Know others who would like to be part our community in the fight against prostate cancer? Please invite them to have their voices heard by joining #CountMeIn!
Gratefully,
Jamie Bearse
President & CEO
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

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