The American Cancer Society is helping newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients through their Man to Man Peer Support Program.
This program provides a one on one peer support contact between a man who is a prostate cancer survivor and a man who is newly diagnosed or going through a critical point in his disease. The survivor is able to:
- Provide current and relevant information about prostate cancer to men and their spouses/partners.
- Help men explore areas of concern.
- Help men develop a plan to make informed health care decisions.
- Refer men to available support and education resources.
And most importantly,
Prostate cancer is on the rise with nearly one man in six being diagnosed with this horrible disease. With 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer in 2009, it is impossible to say that this disease is a minority of the cancer diagnoses all around nation.
Many men are searching for an escape from the stress and fear that comes along with being a newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient. The Man to Man Peer Support Program is a confidential and healthy way to help men feel safe and hopeful through this difficult journey in their lives.
For more information on the Man to Man support program or to locate a group please contact your local American Cancer Society office or call toll-free, 1-800-277-2345.