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Butterfield Recognizes National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

BUTTERFIELDWashington, DC – September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  In recognition, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement:

“Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States.  Although mortality rates associated with prostate cancer have declined in recent years, more than 180,000 men are expected to be diagnosed with the disease this year.  During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, let us remember those who have lost their battle with prostate cancer and encourage men to talk with their health care providers and take advantage of screenings for early detection.  If diagnosed early and with appropriate treatment, the five-year and ten year survival rates are nearly 100 percent.

“I continue to urge awareness of this disease and call for critical investments in funding to fight prostate cancer.  Last year, I was proud to introduce the National Prostate Cancer Plan Act (H.R. 2730), which would establish a council of federal agencies, patients, and medical experts to draft and implement a national strategy to combat prostate cancer.

“Even as we take steps to fight back against prostate cancer, too many families have been affected by this disease.  Approximately 14% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. For this reason, let us raise awareness of this disease during the month of September and extend support to those currently battling prostate cancer and the families who are fighting with them.  Together, we can raise awareness of prostate cancer and help men live healthier lives.”

During September, Congressman Butterfield will be sharing prostate cancer information and resources on his Facebook and Twitter.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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