Having prostate cancer can be challenging. However, understanding the disease, learning how to manage symptoms and side effects, maintaining your emotional health, and engaging in strategies for healthy living can provide a sense of control and enhance well-being. We can prepare you for the many choices and issues you might face throughout your treatment.Contact us for personalized help.
Find Support & Information
- Contact us for personalized help. Speak with a skilled and caring oncology nurse navigator or oncology therapist who has experience working with people with prostate cancer and their families.
- Attend the US Too Prostate Cancer group to meet others facing similar issues. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. The group format includes special guest speakers and discussion topics like these:
- Available treatments, including surgery, various radiation therapies, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and watchful waiting.
- The treatment experience of other group members.
- Understanding tests and procedures.
- How to manage side effects, including fatigue, hot flashes, and impact on sexual health.
- Clinical trials and role of genetics.
- Ideas for stress management and strategies to manage irritable, anxious, or depressed mood or fears of recurrence.
- Ideas for communicating with family members, relationship challenges, and how to return to work or school.
- Register for programs that can help maintain physical and emotional health. Free classes on these topics might be of special interest to people with prostate cancer:
- Fitness and yoga to improve strength and stamina.
- Insomnia management.
- Meditation/guided imagery.
- For partners and family members, check out our Caregiver Connection group or Tools for Couples, a four-week series.
- Consult with one of our therapists or your physician about getting a referral to our psychiatrist/psycho-oncologist to assess mood or medication (for a fee). Make an appointment.
- Speak with an Inova genetic counselor.
- Try a massage (for a fee). Make an appointment.
Joe finds support and education; both in surviving his Prostate cancer as well as coping with the loss of his wife:
- Prostate Cancer Foundation: Funds prostate cancer research and provides information and a support network for patients and caregivers, including a section for people who are newly diagnosed.
- Us TOO: A resource of volunteers with peer-to-peer support and educational materials to help men and their families/caregivers make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options, and related side effects.
We're here to help; contact us.