To get support when afflicted with prostate cancer, one may need to join a prostate cancer support group such as American Cancer Society (ACS) Man to Man support groups. This support group will be formatted differently and, depends on the needs as well as desires of the community as well the resources available to conduct such a program. Usually, it would mean that the group meets for two hours on a monthly basis and, the meeting may be divided into an educational presentation and, also a support and sharing segment. The educational presentation may be made by a health care professional on a topic that will be followed by a question and answer session. The support as well as sharing part of the meeting is led by trained facilitators and involves participants giving a brief introduction about them and their personal experience with prostate cancer.
Visitations Can Be Helpful To Fight Prostate Cancer
The prostate cancer support group of the American Cancer Society provides for visitations to aid in the fight with prostate cancer and, Man to Man visitation makes available one-on-one education as well as support given by specially trained prostate cancer survivors. In addition, the prostate cancer support also provides for personal visits in comfortable settings such as one?s home or via telephone and, the staff is prepared to engage in open as well as candid discussions to help resolve problems that are a result of this deadly disease.
However, the prostate cancer support group is not a forum to obtain medical advice, which is the responsibility of one?s doctor though; one may obtain help in phrasing of questions that one can put to one?s doctor and thus obtain pertinent information.
One can also get prostate cancer support by joining the Prostate Problems Mailing List, which is a prostate cancer discussion list and, Prostate Problems Mailing List has been in operation since 1995 and, is a forum for survivors of prostate cancer, their families as well as supporting friends that helps in exchanging information regarding prostate cancer. Sometimes, medical professionals may also partake and contribute to these discussions and, it helps the prostate cancer patient, knowing that there are over a thousand participants that provide their knowledge, experience as well as empathetic support to those who require comforting support.
This forum is a valuable resource that provides patients of prostate cancer hope and, is a prostate cancer support means that anyone can avail of, at anytime. In addition, there are more than a hundred other mailing lists as well as web sites hosted by the Association of Cancer On-Line Resources, which is a 501 (c) 3 private foundation and, is manned entirely by volunteers.