A new bill called the Men’s Health Act of 2001 aims to focus
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
The intentions of the bill (H.R. 632) are made clear by
references to prostate cancer and, to a lesser extent, testicular cancerthe
only two diseases mentioned with emphasis. The Men’s Health Office would have
to send recommendations to Congress within 2 years of its establishment.