Interview with An Expert: African Ancestry and Prostate Cancer

If you are a man of African ancestry, prostate cancer needs to be on your radar.  This is because, of all the men in the world, you are in the group that prostate cancer hits the hardest.  Prostate cancer is different in you than it is in other men.  It.


For Families and Caregivers

Caring for a man who has prostate cancer is a challenging experience, especially for significant others, who may have to adjust to a new lifestyle with their partner. Here are some suggestions to help you through your experience and provide the best level of support, not only for your loved.


Finding a Support Group

We understand, there is a life before you found out you had cancer and life after you received your diagnosis. The new life brings with it uncertainty, fear, anger, sadness, etc. But you are not alone. Each year over 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Even with so many.


Finding a Doctor

For help finding and evaluating doctors and specialists, try these resources: Administrators in Medicine DocFinder www.docboard.org Information on licensing and disciplinary actions taken against doctors in 18 states; links to state medical boards of remaining states. American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) www.abms.org Includes a database to find doctors who.


Financial Resources

Help with screening Zero: The Project to End Prostate Cancer often conducts free screenings. Another route is through local hospitals and local prostate cancer support groups. Us TOO has information about support groups: www.ustoo.org. The Prostate Conditions Education Council also lists screenings: http://www.prostateconditions.org Help with the costs of treatment and medical.


PCF submits comments to USPSTF regarding PSA-based screening

November 8, 2011 Robert Cosby, Ph.D. Senior Coordinator U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 540 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 Re: OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT– SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER–USPSTF RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT DRAFT Dear Dr. Cosby: This letter is to provide comments in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF).


10 Myths and Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer

By Dan Zenka, Senior Vice President, Communications May 18, 2011 -- With the identification of more than 25 types of prostate cancer by PCF-funded scientists in the past 24 months, and the fact that it remains one of the least talked about cancers, it’s no wonder there remains a great.