Prostate Cancer

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.

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  • 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.
  • Register for programs that can help maintain physical and emotional health. Free classes and support groups on these topics might be of special interest to people with prostate cancer:
    • Monthly Prostate Cancer Support & Education Group
    • Nutrition during Prostate Cancer Radiation
    • Just for the Guys Group
    • Fitness and Yoga to improve strength and stamina.
    • Insomnia Management.
    • Meditation & Guided Imagery as well as other stress reduction classes
  • Learn about clinical trial opportunities. GUMDROP, a non-profit based in the Washington DC Metro area, was organized to enhance patient outcomes through greater cancer clinical trial awareness. The GUMDROP website,, provides a central location to learn more about dozens of current clinical trials that apply specifically to prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.
  • For partners and family members, check out our Caregiver Connection group and ask about our couples communicating about cancer 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 (a limited number are free for patients in active treatment with Inova and offered at a discounted fee for all other patients and caregivers). Learn more and make an appointment.

Joe’s Story

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.
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