Meets monthly, every second Monday of the month, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Why join the Prostate Cancer Support Group? (PCSG)
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, affecting one in six; more than 80% of those with prostate cancer are over the age of 65. Despite the prevalence of prostate cancer, shock or denial is often a man's initial reaction, followed by a sense of feeling overwhelmed by the many options available for treatment.
The PCSG is a source of help, information and support upon receiving the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The support group provides a safe, relaxed and confidential environment to discuss and share with other men who are in treatment or recovery. These informal discussions help each man make the most informed decision about the best treatment for him.
The PCSG also helps men deal with issues they may face during and after treatment - issues they may be reluctant to discuss in other settings - including fear of recurrence or spread of prostate cancer and the possibility of erectile dysfunction or post-treatment incontinence. Hearing the firsthand experiences of prostate cancer survivors can help men cope with these issues and recognize when it is appropriate to seek professional assistance.
Although the support that family and friends provide to their loved one is primary and essential, the support of other men who have made or are making their journey through prostate cancer can be reassuring, empowering and highly informative.
Who can attend?
The PCSG is open to anyone with the diagnosis of prostate cancer at any time during treatment or post-therapy. The group is facilitated by an advanced practice nurse (APN) from Holy Name Medical Center.