Increasing Attention to Prostate Cancer

April 1, 2001

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

A new bill called the Men’s Health Act of 2001 aims to focusmoreattention on diagnosing and treating men with prostate cancer.Rep. Randy Cunningham’s (R-Calif) Men’s Health Act of 2001 doesn’texplicitly require that anything be done; it simply would establish an Office ofMen’s Health within the Public Health Service. (There is already a Women’sHealth Office.) 

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