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Prostate Cancer Support

Emotional Support for Prostate Cancer Patients

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About Prostate Cancer

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.
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Facing the Effects

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 in person prostate cancer support groups, online prostate cancer support groups, support from other prostate cancer survivors and survivorship programs and centers.

Get Emotional Support with CanCare

You are not alone.

CanCare can provide a survivor by your side as you navigate your prostate cancer journey. Our 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 emotional support you need.
Having emotional support can have powerful effects on your cancer treatment outcomes. Connect now with a survivor to get prostate cancer support in Texas and beyond.

If you are a stage 4 prostate cancer survivor and you are searching for prostate cancer support groups online, join us for our online stage 4 survivors support group the 3rd Friday of the month from 12PM – 1PM central time. This online support group is dedicated to supporting the survivors of stage 4 of all cancers.  Contact groups@cancare.org for more information and the link for the group.

Prostate Cancer 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 breast cancer support resources that may be of help to you:

American Urological Association Foundation

(410) 689-3700

CancerCare

(800) 813-HOPE

Malecare, Inc.

(212) 673-4920

National Alliance of State prostate Cancer Coalitions

(877) 627-7228

Prostate Advocates Aiding Choices in Treatments

(616) 453-1477

Prostate Cancer Education Council

(866) 477-6788

Prostate Cancer Foundation

(800) 757-2873

The Assistance Fund

(855) 845-3663

The Prostate Net

(888) 477-6763

Time to Screen

(855) 537-2733

ZERO : The End of prostate Cancer

(888) 245-9455

For more helpful resources, access our more comprehensive
National Cancer Support Resource Guide.

Prostate Cancer FAQs

The prostate and pancreas are both glands in the human body but they are not the same. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system and the pancreas is a gland that is part of the digestive system.
No, women cannot have prostate cancer because the prostate is part of the male reproductive system that is not present in women.
The testicles and prostate are both parts of the male reproductive system involved in semen production but they perform different functions. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum. The prostate's most important function is the production of a fluid that, together with sperm cells from the testicles and fluids from other glands, makes up semen. The muscles of the prostate also ensure that the semen is forcefully pressed into the urethra and then expelled outwards during ejaculation. The testes are 2 small organs that are found inside the scrotum. The testes are responsible for making sperm and are also involved in producing a hormone called testosterone. Testosterone is an important hormone during male development and maturation for developing muscles, deepening the voice, and growing body hair. Cancer of the prostate and cancer of the testicles have different risk factors, symptoms and prevalence.
Prostate Cancer Awareness month is September.
We provide emotional support for prostate cancer patients by connecting you with a survivor whose experience with prostate cancer type, 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, just click here!

We also offer an online support group for those facing stage 4 cancers. Our online stage 4 support group meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 12PM – 1PM central time. Contact groups@cancare.org for more information and the link for the group.
Yes, with our large community of prostate cancer volunteers we can usually connect you with someone who has experience with a similar, if not the same, treatment. Though we do not provide medical advice, your volunteer can share his experience with you.
Cancer affects everyone you love. Often, your family want to support you but may not know how. Here are 10 tips for you to share with your family.

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