Malecare.org: Please tell Congress to Save the CDC Prostate Cancer Program
President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget eliminates all funding for the Centers for Disease Control prostate cancer program. Congress has the power to protect the CDC Prostate Cancer program. We ask for your advocacy to protect this life saving program.
Letters, e-mails are effective ways to tell your representative that funding for Prostate Cancer programs matters to you.
Please go to Malecare Cancer Support
Malecare Cancer Support
SAVE THE CDC PROSTATE CANCER PROGRAM President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget eliminates all funding for the CDC prostate cancer program. Congre
There you will find a sample letter, which you are welcome to copy. Representatives hear from very few prostate cancer survivors and family members so your letter will be surprisingly powerful.
The national men's cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization, Malecare, protests against the proposed elimination of funding for prostate cancer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in America. Almost 30,000 American men die from prostate cancer every year. And, twice as many African American men die from prostate cancer as do white men. Incredibly, the 2016 President's Budget request would eliminate prostate cancer funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The FY 2016 budget request eliminates the entire $13,200,000 budget for prostate cancer activities. While the evidence on prostate cancer screening remains unclear, CDC has conducted extensive research on and developed materials to help doctors and other health providers better communicate with their patients about informed decision making related to prostate cancer screening and treatment. The proposed elimination will not impact CDC's ability to collect data on national prostate cancer incidence through the National Program of Cancer Registries, nor hinder the ability to share resources and lessons learned.
Please go to Malecare CDC Advocacy now.
Email any questions to:
Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW
Men fighting cancer, together. [email protected]
Short but sweet and reflects my sentiments as well.
I got this one response from my Congressman, Ed Perlmutter. Unfortunately, the letter refers to the "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act" rather than the topic of my email, which is "Obama's FY 2016 budget eliminating all funding for CDC prostate cancer program".
February 27, 2015
Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 1070, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act. I appreciate hearing from you on such an important issue because it enables me to better represent the beliefs and values of our district.
Colon cancer is a serious health concern. In 2015, there will be an estimated 39,610 new patients diagnosed with colon cancer in the United States. To deal with this health problem, all Americans need to have access to early preventive care such as colorectal cancer screening. As you may know, Medicare currently covers colonoscopy screening without cost sharing. But if an additional therapeutic treatment is conducted, cost sharing is required. The cost sharing for therapeutic treatment to remove polyps could discourage the use of the colonoscopy. This legislation would eliminate cost sharing for these additional therapeutic treatments for Medicare beneficiaries. This bill never made it to the House floor for a vote. Please rest assured I will keep your views in mind should this bill be reintroduced to the U.S. House.
I encourage you to continue to contact me about the issues important to you. Please visit our website www.perlmutter.house.gov where you can also sign up for my electronic newsletter, and receive periodic updates on my activities as your Representative in Washington.
Member of Congress
Unfortunately, the letter refers to the "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act" rather than the topic of my email, which is "Obama's FY 2016 budget eliminating all funding for CDC prostate cancer program".
Unfortunately for you, but it was fully intentional on his side.