Support During Treatment

Take advantage of our programs and services for patients with prostate cancer.

It’s natural for patients who are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer to have many questions, such as:

  • “What will happen to me?”
  • “How do I keep up with the demands of my job and family?”
  • “How do I get through this difficult time?”

You don’t have to find the answers to these important questions alone. We offer a wide range of support services for patients during treatment including:

  • Behavioral health care from our Psych-Oncology team, which specializes in helping patients with cancer and their loved ones cope with the challenges of cancer
  • Cancer support groups
  • Complementary therapies, including acupuncture and massage therapy, as part of our integrative medicine
  • Exercise and Cancer Integrative Therapy Education (ExCITE), personalized exercise programs that have been shown to reduce side effects of cancer treatment and improve mood and energy
  • Cancer rehabilitation, which can help you reduce pain, fatigue and disability during and after prostate cancer treatment
  • Fertility preservation, which can help protect your ability to have children despite the potential side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Men's Sexual Health Clinic helps manage potential side effects of cancer treatment related to men’s sexual health.
  • Genetic counseling and testing, which can be beneficial to understand your family’s risk for prostate cancer or if you have prostate cancer that returns after initial treatment
  • Nutrition care from registered dietitians who specialize in nutrition issues relating to cancer care and treatment
  • Nurse navigators work to answer your questions and connect you to resource to help meet your and your family’s needs.
  • Caregiver services, support specifically for your loved ones who are involved with your care
  • Palliative care, which focuses on providing relief from the symptoms of prostate cancer and of treatment, as well as guidance as you make decisions about your care
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  • Connect with other patients with prostate cancer

    For many patients who are on the journey of prostate cancer treatment, it can be helpful to learn from others who are experiencing the same sorts of challenges or who have successfully overcome those challenges. We help our patients connect with others through the following groups:

    • Imerman Angels: This program provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Call (866) 463-7626 or visit their website for more information or to get started. 
    • CancerCare Online Prostate Cancer Support Group: This group is a space to connect with other men coping with prostate cancer lead by an oncology social worker.
    • Inspire: This online discussion group features several prostate cancer communities where patients can share stories, ask questions and find support.
  • Financial assistance

    We don’t want you to have to worry about financial difficulties while you should be focusing on your prostate cancer treatment and recovery. You may be eligible for help with your medical bills through our Patient Financial Assistance Program, which offers discounts and cost reductions based on:

    • Income level
    • Lack of health insurance
    • Residency and citizenship

    In addition, you may be eligible for assistance programs sponsored by federal and state government agencies.

    Learn more about your eligibility for financial assistance.

  • Additional prostate cancer organizations and support

    You have many resources available in our local communities and nationally that can help during your treatment for prostate cancer. These include:

    • Us Too – An international prostate cancer organization focused on patient education and support.
    • Prostate Cancer Foundation – An organization dedicated to improving the prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer through research. PCF provides information on prostate cancer, financial resources and patient education including free guides for patients [https://www.pcf.org/guide/].
    • Zero: The End of Prostate Cancer  – Offers prostate cancer and treatment information, patient stories and peer-to-peer support.
    • Prostate Cancer Research Institute - Works to provide research and education to prostate cancer patients offering services like a helpline, newsletter and conferences.

Newly diagnosed?

Contact the cancer team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167.

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