ERIC Number: ED264475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Controlling Cancer: Choices for a Healthy Life. Hearing before the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (Cranston, RI).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This paper contains testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine ways of controlling cancer. Opening statements are included from Representatives Claudine Schneider, Jim Lightfoot, and Ben Blaz. Testimonies are given by Rosemarie Lindgren, a homemaker and former cancer patient, and by Jules Cardin, a patient representative of the Steering Committee of the Colorectal Health Check Task Force, who describes his successful battle against cancer of the colon in 1946 and his adjustment to having cancer and living with a colostomy. Also testifying are Frank Cummings of the Colorectal Health Check Task Force and Vincent Mor of the Center for Health Care Research at Brown University. Mor discusses a study he is conducting to explore the special needs of elderly cancer patients. Three representatives of the Rhode Island Department of Health provide testimonies: (1) H. Denman Scott, the director, discusses the most frequent types of cancer deaths (breast, lung, and intestinal/colon cancers), emphasizing preventive measures and modern techniques for screening and treatment; (2) Jay Buechner, Office of Data Evaluation, provides cancer statistics; and (3) Tricia Leddy, Office of Nutrition Services offers suggestions for dietary changes and nutrition. Witnesses stress the need to control diet, smoking, drinking, exposure to sun, and environmental pollution; and recommend regular check-ups, awareness of warning signs, and a positive attitude as methods of lowering the risk of cancer. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.