After learning that cancer is the number one killer of U.S. Hispanics, I wanted to share more information with my readers and about a local event for you to learn where congressmen candidates stand on the issues.
Cancer has surpassed heart disease to become the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, according to an American Cancer Society report released in September 2012.
The research indicates that cancer deaths can be prevented and lives saved among Hispanics if we increase use of proven cancer screening tests; make the hepatitis B and human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine more widely available; and reduce tobacco use, alcohol consumption and obesity rates. Indeed, this message could be life-saving for all Americans.
The triad of poor nutrition, lack of physical activity and obesity is the second leading cause of cancer in the United States, surpassed only by tobacco use. (CNN Health, Cancer Now No. 1 Killer of U.S. Hispanics)
50% of men and 33% of women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Government officials make decisions every day that impact people with cancer or at risk of cancer. (ASN CAN)
The American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network (ASN CAN) encourages candidates to share their positions on issues that matter to people with cancer – a disease that this year will be diagnosed in an estimated 110,470 people in Texas and will kill an estimated 36,820 people in the state.
San Antonio, how much do you know about how the federal government spends money on cancer research? Are you interested in finding out where your potential congressman stands on cancer issues?
Please join the ASN CAN for a reception to make cancer a federal priority issue with the 23rd Congressional District Candidates. We will call on Quico Canseco, Pete Gallego, Ed Scharf, and Jeffrey Blunt to make cancer a priority issue in their campaigns.
WHAT: Reception to make cancer a federal priority issue. Complimentary food will be served.
WHEN: TUE, October 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Scuzzi’s Italian Grill, 4035 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX
RSVP:Online registration is at http://www.cancervotes.org/texas23 or you can contact Silvia Castro at (210) 201-6690 or Dana Bacon at (512) 919-1965
NON-PARTISAN EVENT. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. COME OUT AND SHOW OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT CANCER MATTERS.
ACS CAN is strictly non-partisan and does not endorse, oppose, or contribute to any candidate or political party.