Rep. Williams Recognizes National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Thursday to recognize September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, today I want to take a moment to talk about something very near and dear to my heart.
“This year, over 160,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. That’s one man every 3.2 minutes.
‘Many of my colleagues here today may not know this but three years ago, I was one of those men.
“Fortunately, the cancer was caught early, and I was able to survive the diagnosis. Unfortunately - and it pains me to say this - that is not the case for roughly 30,000 men every year.
“Mr. Speaker, the month of September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and we need to talk about this.
“It is the most common cancer among American men, and over 12,000 will be diagnosed this year in Texas alone.
“Education and early detection is critical to stopping prostate cancer in its tracks, and therefore, we need to better educate our fathers, brothers, sons and friends.
“All men are at risk, and as a survivor, I encourage the men of Texas District 25, and around the country, to participate in regular screenings.
“Together, we can beat Prostate Cancer.
“In God we trust, I yield back.”