Advocacy

Individuals whose lives have been touched by prostate cancer can be the most effective public advocates on issues directly affecting prostate cancer patients and their loved ones. The overall goal of the Us TOO advocacy effort is to identify, enlist and support a national team of prostate cancer volunteer advocates from the core of men with prostate cancer, their friends and loved ones and concerned others.

Specific Us TOO goals include:

  • In screening
    • Clarify the screening environment
    • Screening coverage for every state
    • Encourage people to be screened
  • In treatment
    • More options for advanced care
    • Research and reimbursement for better imaging

YOU can make a difference in the lives of prostate cancer patients and their families by becoming an advocate for prostate awareness programs, support groups, and initiatives for prostate cancer education and research. Those who have beaten prostate cancer can be an even more powerful voice in our fight! Us TOO advocacy volunteers can help by calling, emailing or faxing elected officials to spread the message of prostate cancer’s impact on our communities and individual lives.

Us TOO will keep our advocacy volunteers up to date on the status of current legislation directly impacting men with prostate cancer and their families. In addition, Us TOO will provide each volunteer with sample messages that can be personalized and sent to your local officials.

To join our volunteer advocacy network, contact us at ustoo@ustoo.org