Emotional Support for Cancer Patients

Every cancer journey is unique. Your support should be too!

Get Prostate Cancer Support

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among US men and has a high survival rate depending on the stage and type of prostate cancer.  With increases in medical technology we now know a lot more about prostate cancer. Early detection of prostate cancer has increased the survival rate of those with prostate cancer and treatments have become increasingly less invasive.

Trying to understand prostate cancer can be like trying to learn a new language in a foreign land, suddenly language of PSAs and androgens is part of your vocabulary. You shouldn’t have to face prostate cancer alone. The cancer support community consists of online prostate cancer support groups, support from other prostate cancer survivors, and survivorship programs and centers.

Prostate Cancer Support with CanCare

CanCare can provide a survivor by your side as you navigate your prostate cancer journey. Our prostate cancer support community at CanCare has a dynamic group of prostate cancer survivors who have been specially trained to provide support to those facing prostate cancer today. 

We have volunteers who are survivors of all prostate cancer stages. Our diverse community enables us to connect you with a survivor whose experience with cancer, stage, and treatment is similar, if not the same, as yours.  We invite you to join us by requesting to be matched with a prostate cancer survivor who will give you the support you need.

Having emotional support can have powerful effects on your cancer treatment outcomes. Connect now to get support from a prostate cancer survivor.

Prostate Cancer Support: Stories of Hope and Survival

At CanCare, we understand the power of sharing personal experiences in the journey of prostate cancer. We believe that testimonials and stories from individuals who have faced prostate cancer can provide hope, inspiration, and a sense of community to those currently going through similar challenges. Hearing about the triumphs, challenges, and lessons learned from survivors and their loved ones can help navigate the emotional and physical aspects of this disease. 

These stories serve as a reminder that no one is alone in their fight against prostate cancer and that there is hope for a brighter future. We encourage you to explore the diverse collection of prostate cancer testimonials and stories, which highlight the resilience and strength of individuals who have conquered this disease.

Caregiver Support and Guidance

At CanCare, we recognize the vital role that caregivers play in supporting their loved ones facing prostate cancer. Caring for someone with prostate cancer can be both emotionally and physically demanding. We understand the unique challenges that caregivers face and offer caregiver support and guidance to help them navigate this journey. Our dedicated caregiver support volunteers provide a safe space for caregivers to connect with others who share similar experiences, offering a sense of understanding and validation. 

Through educational resources, one-on-one prostate cancer support, and support groups, we aim to equip caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and emotional support they need to provide the best care possible. We believe that by taking care of the caregivers, we can enhance the overall well-being of both the patients and their support network. If you're a caregiver seeking guidance, connection, and a supportive community, we invite you to explore the caregiver support services available at CanCare.

Prostate Cancer Support: Addressing Psychological Impact

Prostate cancer not only affects the physical health of individuals but also has a significant psychological impact. Dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis can lead to various emotional challenges such as anxiety, fear, depression, and stress. We recognize the importance of addressing these psychological aspects and offer comprehensive prostate cancer support to help individuals cope with the emotional impact of prostate cancer. Our team of compassionate professionals, including volunteers and support group facilitators, are here to provide a safe and understanding space for individuals to express their feelings, share their experiences, and find solace in a supportive community. 

Through one-on-one supprt, online support groups, and educational resources, we aim to empower individuals with coping strategies, resilience-building techniques, and emotional support. Our goal is to ensure that no one faces the psychological impact of prostate cancer alone. If you or a loved one are seeking support in addressing the psychological effects of prostate cancer, we invite you to explore the resources and programs available at CanCare.

Prostate Cancer Support: Navigating Survivorship

The journey doesn't end with prostate cancer treatment. Navigating survivorship after prostate cancer is a unique experience that comes with its own set of challenges and uncertainties. We are here to provide support to prostate cancer survivors as they transition into this new phase of their lives. Our survivorship programs offer a range of resources and services tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals post-treatment. From survivor support groups to educational workshops, we provide a supportive environment where survivors can connect with others who have shared similar experiences. 

Our survivorship programs focus on empowering individuals to embrace life after prostate cancer, offering guidance on managing long-term side effects, fostering healthy lifestyle choices, and promoting emotional well-being. We believe in the power of survivorship and are committed to helping prostate cancer survivors thrive in their journey beyond diagnosis and treatment. If you are a prostate cancer survivor seeking guidance and support in navigating survivorship, we invite you to explore the survivorship programs and resources available at CanCare.

The Importance of Emotional Support for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Emotional support plays a crucial role in the well-being of prostate cancer survivors. Dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging. That's why we emphasize the importance of providing emotional support to prostate cancer survivors. Our dedicated team understands the unique emotional journey that comes with prostate cancer, and we offer a range of programs and services designed to address these needs. Through one-on-one prostate cancer support, support groups, and educational resources, we aim to create a safe and understanding environment where survivors can freely express their feelings, share their experiences, and find comfort in knowing they are not alone. 

Emotional support is essential in helping survivors navigate the emotional complexities that arise during their prostate cancer journey and in promoting overall well-being. If you are a prostate cancer survivor in need of emotional support, we encourage you to explore the emotional support programs and resources available at CanCare.

Online Prostate Cancer Support Groups

CanCare offers three support groups that are held online using the Zoom platform. People can join the cancer support group by using the zoom link to join by computer or tablet or they can join by phone using the dial in number for each group. To get the link and/or dial in numbers email us at groups@cancare.org.

Prostate Cancer Support Resources

Building a support network is an important part of cancer support.  We recommend starting to build your support network by requesting a prostate cancer survivor match with CanCare. 

Here are some additional prostate cancer support resources that may be of help to you:

For more helpful resources, access our more comprehensive national resource guide.

CanCare's Commitment to Providing Support

We are committed to providing you with the best possible support at CanCare.
CanCare's History and Dedication to Life-Changing Connections

CanCare has been creating life-changing connections for those facing cancer and their loved ones for more than 30 years. Wherever you are in your cancer journey, CanCare is committed to connecting you with a voice of hope.

Testimonials

Jessica G.

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"Nargis has been a pleasure to talk to. She is so sweet and kind and I really enjoy hearing about her experience compared to mine."

Geanine M.

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"My Cancare volunteer became my friend I love and appreciate Kim!"

Cheryle L.

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"I deeply appreciate your help and talking with Wanda has really been helping me through this diagnosis and in sorting through my thoughts and feelings. She is kind, listens, is very comforting, and a wonderful person."

Katie S.

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"This is a great program you have. Nothing like support from someone who really knows what you are going through."

Janice B.

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"I am so grateful and thankful CanCare matched me with Claudette who had kidney cancer in 2001 and has been cancer free all these years. She gave me so much hope and assuaged all my fears about the surgery and outcome. We talked over an hour the first time and we have stayed in touch since my surgery Sept 20. Claudette and I continue in stay in touch and we hope to meet for lunch when I am feeling better. I have already referred a friend to CanCare. She is about to have a double masectomy. Thank You for your program. I am the first in my family to have cancer so had so many questions I forgot to ask the day I received the results of my CT scan."

Paul P.

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"I am forever grateful for Anthony, Tom, and Greg. All have in their own special ways helped me deal with a very difficult situation. Anthony is my rock. Someone who stays in contact and always provides support and encouragement. Tom reaches out and listens to me, and talking helps tremendously. Amazingly, Greg and I share doctors and have the same cancer. Being able to talk with someone who is on a very similar journey brings me comfort and peace."

Cindy M.

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"My volunteer met with me for several hours over coffee to talk about her fight and answered so many questions I had about my daughter's diagnosis."

E.A.

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"I thank you very much for offering this service. It help me when I was overwhelmed with my husband's cancer."

Vicki R.

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"Brenda in Texas is kind and understanding. She gave freedom to contact her anytime. She always gets right back in touch with me. Thank you for having this service available to us cancer patients who live with the unknown. Brenda has wonderful faith that rubs off onto me. Thank you again."

Mariann M.

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"I am just starting my journey with cancer. My volunteer has been great. Thanks for connecting us!"

Dan S.

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"Wonderful organization and excellent and compassionate service for both staff and volunteers."

Dennis S.

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"My volunteer has been a great help to my wife (tongue cancer)."

Dallas T.

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"She’s been a huge blessing to my life, amongst this worldwide crisis. I can’t wait to meet her in person when this is all over (or passes us.)"

Lisa M.

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"Trish was the best I couldn’t have gone through this without her!"

Melissa D.

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"This is a must! So needed so valuable."

Patricia A.

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"The response by your team when I reached out was immediate and amazing. I felt their interest and caring was totally sincere."

Frank

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“Cancer gave me the compassion to support others with cancer, to listen to and talk about life’s journey with cancer.”

Ron & Ina

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"One morning while in Houston Methodist Hospital for transplant, a CanCare volunteer knocked on the door. He sat and shared with Ron and Ina about his time not just in the same hospital, but in the very same room as Ron! That day they found a new best friend in this CanCare volunteer. Ron and Ina both took a deep breath, seeing a survivor walking and sharing his story and listening to theirs. It was uplifting for both and gave them a sense of hope."

Lynn

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"The fact that CanCare screens and trains their volunteers and that they can match a request from a patient or caregiver looking for support within 48 hours brings me so much peace. Cancer can be a serious problem and if I can be a part of helping someone’s cancer experience be a little bit easier or lighter, I feel like my own cancer had a purpose."

Berit

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"The service CanCare provides in any community cannot be measured in hours or number of people affected. The goodness that pours out from volunteers and staff is so far reaching. It is not only the client who benefits by the support, but the client’s family can see the good it does for their loved one."

Ginger

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"CanCare provides me with a resource that I need. There are not enough adjectives to describe the professional dedication of this organization’s staff and volunteers. I am blessed to be a part of this."

Larry

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"She was in a wheelchair and had just recently been diagnosed. She was slumped down in her wheelchair looking like she had lost her last friend. I introduced myself and told her that I was a stage 4 tongue cancer survivor. She got a big smile on her face, straightened up in her wheelchair, and asked, ”YOU ARE?” She was surprised. It was obvious I made a big impact on her but what she didn’t realize was how big an impact she made on me."

Ricardo

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"I was very thankful that he took the time to visit patients goung through a rough time like myself. It made me feel like there was hope and that if he made, I could too."

Maria

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"As a client of CanCare and as a caregiver, I felt witnessed and heard. My CanCare mentor-volunteer was actually an ovarian cancer survivor. Usually, CanCare ensures cancer patients are matched up with survivors and caregivers are matched with caregivers. I am grateful to this day for CanCare’s creativity in pairing up a volunteer survivor with a caregiver client." ...

Iris

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"Her desire to 'give back' became stronger after she completed her treatment. Iris wanted to be available to other women who had just received news of their diagnosis. She wanted to offer hope and be a support to them."

Lauren

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"CanCare was instrumental in helping me discover how to walk side-by-side with my sister through her health event."

Teresa

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Working as a volunteer at my local hospital by offering emotional support has been a life-changing experience. I started my journey at North Cypress thinking that offering my “help” to cancer patients would be my way of giving back to the community and serve others that are just beginning their journey; however, I had no idea the blessings the Lord would put in front of me while I shared my story and reached out to give them hope. This is not a story of how I helped cancer patients; this is a story of how they helped me!!

Valerie

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"I contacted CanCare and spoke to a woman who had faced and won the battle I was fighting. I felt so uplifted and re-energized to continue fighting and accept what was happening."

Peyton

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"I am a proud supporter of CanCare! Without CanCare, I think I could still be searching for someone that understands my specific challenges and perhaps would still be struggling with how to move forward."

Kenny

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"I now have one CanCare client that had cancer in his tonsils just like I did. When we spoke the first time, he helped me as much as I helped him. It felt good and also reminded me what I endured and overcame. CanCare keeps me focused on my health and giving back to others. Giving back is a great reward."

Tim

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On one of my “lower days” during my fight to prostate cancer, a customer of my business stopped by to solicit a donation for her child’s school fundraiser. I apologized to her for my lack of energy(we had already canceled the meeting once before) as I had just returned from a radiation session. Well, at that point the entire conversation changed. She shared with me her own cancer story. And also the role that CanCare played in helping her cope with the challenges she faced.