Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

OP-ED: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

2017/05/23

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Listen up, Dad! Your teen daughter isn’t the only one at risk for skin cancer. An estimated 87,110 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year, with 1,840 cases expected in Tennessee alone. But did you know that more than half of those cases will be men? Males age 50 and older are at increased risk of skin cancer, and by age 65 skin cancer rates in men are double that of women. This Skin Cancer Awareness Month, educate yourself and your loved ones about skin cancer prevention.

Even though you may not be sunbathing by the pool or beach, you probably do spend a significant amount of time outdoors—attending sporting events, caring for the yard or home, or perhaps doing your job—and it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re not always using sunscreen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that only 14 percent of men applied sunscreen when outside for more than an hour. While many women receive some daily skin protection from moisturizers and makeup that contain SPF, most men do not. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, older men are the least likely to perform regular self-exams or visit a dermatologist.

It is never too late to change your habits and reduce your risk of skin cancer. Avoid the sun when its rays are most dangerous, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If that’s not possible, apply an ounce (a palm-full) of sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and UVA and UVB protection 20 minutes before going outside, then reapply every two hours. Wear sunglasses that absorb UV radiation, clothing made of tightly-woven material and a hat. Remember, even on cloudy or cool days, you need to protect your skin.

You should also have a health care professional examine your skin annually, and see your doctor if you have any moles that follow the ABCDE rule (Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color not uniform, Diameter greater than 6 mm or Evolving size, shape or color).

Everyone is at risk of skin cancer regardless of age, race or gender, but it is often preventable. Make sure you and your loved ones are properly protected before you head outside this summer and throughout the year. To learn more about skin cancer prevention, risk factors and symptoms, visit preventcancer.org/skincancer.

Brenda Fleischmann is a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program and the spouse of U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann. Statistics provided by the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Healthcare Vote

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The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN):

“For far too long Obamacare has hurt American families by not keeping its promises of lowering costs, while increasing patient choice.  That is why I voted in favor of the American Healthcare Act.  This bill will reduce premiums, stabilize the market, and ensure patient choice.  While there is more work ahead to rebuild our broken healthcare system, passing this legislation was a critical first step. I look forward to collaborating with my Senate colleagues to give the American people the healthcare they deserve,” said Fleischmann. 

 

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ICYMI: Fleischmann Joins President Trump

2017/04/28

In Case You Missed It: Congressman Fleischmann Joins
President Trump at White House

This morning Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the American First Energy Executive Order.  Offshore energy exploration and production is a critical component of an America First energy strategy. It reduces our dependence on foreign energy sources, generates billions of dollars in revenues, creates jobs and helps to keep energy prices affordable for Americans.

“I believe energy independence is important now more than ever. The United States possesses immense oil and natural gas reserves that are completely unused,” said Fleischmann. “ Increasing our energy independence can and should be done.  I’m glad that President Trump has made it a top priority.”

 

 

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Contact Information

230 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3271
Fax 202-225-3494
fleischmann.house.gov

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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Phil Roe

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

John Duncan

TENNESSEE's 2nd DISTRICT

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

Diane Black

TENNESSEE's 6th DISTRICT

Marsha Blackburn

TENNESSEE's 7th DISTRICT

David Kustoff

TENNESSEE's 8th DISTRICT

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