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Increasing Attention to Prostate Cancer

Increasing Attention to Prostate Cancer

A new bill called the Men’s Health Act of 2001 aims to focus more attention on diagnosing and treating men with prostate cancer. Rep. Randy Cunningham’s (R-Calif) Men’s Health Act of 2001 doesn’t explicitly require that anything be done; it simply would establish an Office of Men’s Health within the Public Health Service. (There is already a Women’s Health Office.) 

The intentions of the bill (H.R. 632) are made clear by references to prostate cancer and, to a lesser extent, testicular cancer—the only two diseases mentioned with emphasis. The Men’s Health Office would have to send recommendations to Congress within 2 years of its establishment.

 
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