I spent most of today listening to the Congressional Hearing on Prostate Cancer. I spent most of today listening to a travesty for men with advanced prostate cancer. I believe that today’s hearing pushed men with advanced prostate cancer ten steps backwards.
PSA testing, PSA testing is all we heard. Important, yes, but so are we. Almost never mentioned were men like us. What do you do with men who are destined to die from prostate cancer? Over 27,000 of us will die and no mention about helping us beat our cancer.
That is it gentlemen. Don’t expect any additional help from congress. It was a bad day.
Joel T Nowak, MA, MSW
So how do you and I get the opportunity to testify before congress? I’m not as in the loop as you and some of the other advocates out there but you can bet your a$$ I’d be there if I knew I could speak directly to Congress! Sickened is the best I can come with…just sickened!
You would have been a great person to testify, but sadly I too did not have the required juice to get myself there. What I did do was contact the people scheduled to testify and made an appeal to have them add my concerns to their testimony. I was not successful in chanhing anyone testimony.