Prostate Cancer Support Circle

Prostate Cancer Support in Texas

Emotional Support for People with Prostate Cancer in Texas

If you are battling prostate cancer in Texas, CanCare is here for you.

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A prostate cancer diagnosis can be some of the most devastating news you’ll ever receive. However, you should know that you’re not alone—around 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. When you need the support and camaraderie of other people fighting prostate cancer and survivor volunteers, CanCare in Texas can help.

Here at CanCare in Texas, we also know that Caregivers need emotional support too, so if you're caring for someone with prostate cancer, please reach out to get the emotional support you need today.

Facts About Prostate Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men, and the survival rate is dependent on the stage and cancer treatment.
Thanks to advancements in technology, we are much more knowledgeable about prostate cancer and can identify it in its early stages. As a result, there are less invasive treatment options for patients, and survival rates have increased.
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Facing the Effects of Prostate Cancer

You are not alone

Trying to process the news and learn about your diagnosis simultaneously can be overwhelming. You should not navigate this experience alone, as terminologies like PSAS and androgens become a part of your new normal.

Cancer support communities like CanCare are an excellent resource for people facing prostate cancer who need an extra shoulder to lean on. With in-person prostate cancer support groups, online prostate cancer support groups, and survivorship programs and centers available, survivors and those going through prostate cancer have access to people who know what it is like to be in their shoes.

Get Emotional Support With CanCare

We're here for you!

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Have a survivor by your side that can help you navigate through your prostate cancer journey. Our cancer support community at CanCare has a specially trained group of survivors who provide emotional support to people in Houston facing prostate cancer today.

Our volunteers in Texas are a diverse group of survivors who have been through all prostate cancer stages. We thoughtfully match survivors with people experiencing the same or similar type of cancer, stage, and treatment that they once went through. We encourage you to join us!

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.
Here are some additional prostate 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.

FAQs About Prostate Cancer

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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