By: Mrs. Brenda Fleischmann
February is Cancer Prevention Month
Americans are expected to spend billions of dollars on flowers, chocolates, jewelry and other gifts this Valentine’s Day to express their love to family and friends. But there is a more cost-effective and longer lasting way you can show your loved ones you care: share your knowledge of cancer prevention during February—National Cancer Prevention Month—and throughout the year.
An estimated 600,920 men and women in the United States will die from cancer this year with 14,830 deaths expected in Tennessee alone. But up to 50 percent of cancer diagnoses and 50 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented with the knowledge we have right now. Exercising, avoiding tobacco, getting recommended screenings and eating a healthy diet are just some of the ways you can incorporate cancer prevention into your daily life.
One-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States are related to being overweight or obese, being physically inactive or having poor dietary habits. Exercise can lower your risk for breast and colorectal cancers—and some research shows physical inactivity may be linked to lung, prostate, endometrial and pancreatic cancers. Dedicate 30 minutes at least five days a week to exercise.
If you smoke, quit.
Cigarette smoking is linked to 80 to 90 percent of all lung cancer cases in the United States, and is also associated with as many as 13 other cancers, including colorectal, breast, cervical, bladder, oral and esophageal cancers. A smoke-free environment also benefits the health of your loved ones—including your pets! No matter when you quit—and it may take several attempts—you reduce your risk of cancer. Talk to your health care professional to determine the best smoking cessation method for you.
Getting screened can help detect cancer early, when it’s easiest to treat. Screenings have been shown to reduce death rates for breast, cervical, colon and lung (for those at high risk) cancers. Visit your health care professional to find out which screenings are recommended for you, based on your health, age and family history.
Eat a healthy diet.
A diet rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains may reduce your risk of cancer. Add more berries, leafy greens or cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli and cauliflower) and nuts to your meals. Limit your consumption of alcohol and red and processed meats, which have been linked to increased cancer risk. If you find it difficult to commit to healthy eating, it is helpful to plan your meals and buy groceries ahead of time to avoid last-minute fast food or takeout.
Share this with your loved ones and support them in making healthy choices. Turn your knowledge into action and make cancer prevention a priority for yourself and your family. Learn more at www.preventcancer.org.
Brenda Fleischmann is the spouse of Representative Chuck Fleischmann and is a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program. Statistics provided by the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann:
“Keeping our country and its citizens safe will always be my top priority. The United States of America has a very proud tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees, however, we are living in an unprecedented time. Many foreign governments, like Syria, are falling apart. This is hindering our ability to properly vet those who wish to enter our country. President Trump’s Executive Order wisely presses pause on the process until we are confident about these individuals’ backgrounds. There have been some flaws in implementation, and it is my hope the Administration will work to fix them immediately,” said Fleischmann.
The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN):
“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on becoming the 45th President of the United States. His Inauguration is the beginning of an opportunity for cooperative, conservative governing and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Fleischmann. “Today is a new day for our nation and I am extremely optimistic about America moving in such a positive direction.”
Fleischmann Remains on Critical House Appropriations Subcommittees
Washington, D.C.— Today House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) announced Appropriations subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) retained his three critical subcommittees: Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Energy and Water—where he serves in the important capacity of Vice Chairman.
“As Tennessee’s only House Appropriator, I will continue to fight for the needs of our nation and Tennessee’s Third District,” said Fleischmann. “During my time on the committee I have strongly advocated on behalf of Oak Ridge and have also made great strides in funding vital infrastructure projects like Chickamauga Lock. I look forward to many more successes in the future.”
To learn more about the House Appropriations Committee please visit: http://appropriations.house.gov/about/.
Fleischmann Reintroduces Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann last night reintroduced the Employees Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act. The bill creates incentives for federal agencies to find areas of savings and requires those savings to be used to pay down the national debt.
“Currently federal agencies strive to spend every cent they are allocated. In the private sector, however, employees work hard to identify ways to save the organization money and they often get rewarded for their diligence. It is time for federal agencies to do the same and return that savings to the U.S. Treasury. Our country is in immense debt and my bill presents a practical solution encouraging federal agencies to take a proactive approach to save taxpayer dollars,” said Fleischmann.
In a previous Congress the bill was supported by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). The NTU said this about the legislation, “Empowering federal workers to be more than bystanders, as much-needed spending cuts proceed, will result in targeted savings and increased accountability throughout the federal government. As we work to get our fiscal house in order, taxpayers need more legislation like this legislation, pursuing savings large and small wherever they may be found.”
Last Congress companion legislation was sponsored by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
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Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is a conservative Republican who represents the 3rd District of Tennessee. The District is made-up of 11 counties: Anderson, Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Roane, Scott and Union.
Chuck received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois. He received both Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. He then went to the University of Tennessee law school where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence.
For 24 years Chuck and his wife ran a small business together in Chattanooga after they both graduated from law school at the University of Tennessee.
Chuck has served on the board of the National Craniofacial Association and on the board of the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He served as the president of the Chattanooga Bar Association and chairman of the Chattanooga Lawyers Pro Bono Committee.
During his first two years in Congress, Chuck voted to repeal Obamacare, cut $1.6 trillion from the federal budget and has a 100% pro-life and 2nd amendment voting record.
Chuck serves on the Appropriations Committee which is vitally important to the residents of the 3rd District.
Chuck and his wife, Brenda, live in Ooltewah, Tennessee with their 3 boys: Chuckie, Jamie and Jeffrey.
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