Prostate Cancer Family Support Group

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Finding out that you have cancer of any kind is scary. When you need more information and support from people who have been where you are now, the Prostate Cancer Family Support Group is a great place to turn.

Benjamin K. Yang, M.D.
Benjamin K. Yang, M.D. is our Health Education Director and advisor for the group. Dr. Yang specializes in Urology at Riverside Medical Clinic. Read more about Dr. Yang's background at the RMC Website.

NEXT EVENT:

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Topic:   21st Anniversary
Speaker: TBA
Location: Riverside Medical Clinic
Health Education Room
7150 Brockton Ave. Suite 103
Riverside, CA 92506
Ground Floor
Notes: Wives, Family Members, and Close Friends are Always Welcome

Future Meetings
No meeting in December, 2012
January 10, 2013
Schedule and More Details

19th Anniversary Celebration - A Terrific Evening
PCFSG celebrated our 19th Anniversary on November 11, 2010 with a delightful evening. We honored America's veterans, as well as the friendships we have made in the group, and the education we continue to thrive on.

Videos of various segments of the evening's program are available, along with excellent video interviews with some of our members. Thank you to all who participated!


Interview with Member Wayne Low

Since its beginning in 1991, the Prostate Cancer Family Support Group has had over 5,000 attendees. Several men have become regular members and others attend meetings as they feel the need. Each month we welcome several new faces. Wives and family members are welcome as the fight against cancer takes a group effort, and all involved need to learn about it. Meetings are free and no reservations are required. There is no requirement to use a particular facility or physician; we only want to give you more information so that as you battle prostate cancer, you can make wise decisions and know that you're in the company of many others who will support you all the way.

Prostate Cancer Family Support Group meetings have a variety of formats: sometimes a specialist will speak to the group about a particular treatment. Other months we have a question and answer session with several doctors in different areas, or just a time for patients to ask each other questions about their treatment options and experiences. Whatever is going on, though, you're sure to learn something new or be put in touch with someone who can help answer your questions.

Benjamin K. Yang, M.D. serves as the Health Education Director and advisor for the group. Dr. Yang specializes in Urology at Riverside Medical Clinic. Read more about Dr. Yang's background at the RMC Website.

The Prostate Cancer Family Support Group is a program offered free of charge by Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation. This group is affiliated with many organizations which address prostate cancer issues, such as the American Cancer Society, PAACT, US-TOO, American Urologic Association Foundation, and IMPACT. If you have a specific need, we can help put you in touch with the right organization.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday evening of every month except August and December. Locations and times sometimes vary, so please call Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation to confirm details for a specific meeting. Doors always open early and attendees are encouraged to network, share experiences, and browse through books, brochures, and other informational materials.

Listed below are several topics that have been included in past meetings.

PSA: New Policy
Cancer Patient and Legal Issues
IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) and Brachytherapy Prostate Seed Implantation
Minimally Invasive Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer
What You Need To Know About Insurance and Cancer
Erectile Dysfunction
Effects of Hormonal Treatment
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Radiation Therapy
Surgery
Proton Beam Therapy
Treatment of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Impotence and Sexual Dysfunction
Nutrition and Its Relationship to Prostate Cancer
Incontinence: What Can Be Done
The Psychological Impact of Prostate Cancer
New Developments in Testing and Treatment
Health Insurance Issues
Killing Cancer Should Make Biological Sense
Live Life Dry
A Man's Conversation
Life Care Planning -- Building Your Support Team
HIFU - High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
"Provenge" - FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Vaccine
Fitness and Physical Therapy after Surgery
Treatment Options for Different Prostate Cancer Stages
Benefits of Kegel Exercises for Incontinence
Intermittent Androgen Suppression Therapy
Man to Man
"Zytiga" - New Oral Chemotherapy Drug for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Permanent Seed Brachytherapy Still the Best Choice
PSA Testing Controversy
Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Life Care Planning -- Building Your Support Team

The Prostate Cancer Family Support Group is pleased to be able to offer a number of services to its members. The Foundation office can provide members with many books, videos, and brochures on topics relating to prostate cancer. We can also connect you with someone else who has undergone the same treatment you are considering.

Click here for a list of upcoming speakers and topics.