BLOG: Early Detection Helped Tom and Could Make the Difference for You, Too

first_imgBLOG: Early Detection Helped Tom and Could Make the Difference for You, Too Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 24, 2016 First Lady Frances Wolf,  The Blog Tom and I announced this morning that Tom has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer.Tom’s doctors made the diagnosis after a regular checkup revealed abnormalities.We are very thankful that Tom’s doctors caught this cancer quickly and have worked to plan a treatment schedule that will address his medical issues and allow him to serve the people of Pennsylvania.You can learn more about prostate cancer and early detection from the Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Early detection is important and promising research shows accurate screening tests and preventive measures should help reduce the risk of death from prostate cancer.The American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 50, men should talk to a healthcare provider about the pros and cons of testing so they can decide if testing is the right choice for them.But early detection can help make other types of cancer and many diseases much more manageable for you and your family. Learn more about early detection of all types of cancer from the American Cancer Society.We encourage everyone in Pennsylvania to make sure you schedule regular checkups with their doctors and be aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible.Take a moment today to schedule a checkup with your doctor. It made a huge difference for our family – it could for you too.center_img By: First Lady Frances Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Driver suspected of hitting killing pedestrian appears in court

first_imgA 47-year-old Milwaukie, Ore., man appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of striking and killing a 62-year-old pedestrian Monday with his pickup truck while driving under the influence of marijuana.Scott “Scotty” R. Rowles faces a charge of vehicular homicide at his arraignment Dec. 28 in connection with the death of Donald L. Collins of Vancouver on East Mill Plain Boulevard near Andresen Road.Judge Robert Lewis set Rowles’ bail at $50,000, based in part on Rowles’ previous criminal history in Oregon of felony public indecency in 2005 and third-degree theft in 1985.Just before 5:50 p.m. Monday, Collins crossed the eastbound lanes of Mill Plain in front of Safeway, carrying a grocery bag, according to witnesses. He stopped in a median, and then proceeded into westbound traffic. He was not in a crosswalk or an unmarked intersection.A man driving a black Hyundai Sonata in the left lane slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting Collins. Rowles’ pickup, in the right lane, struck Collins.last_img read more

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