Did you know that...
Prostate Cancer afflicts one in six men in their lifetimes and a new case is diagnosed every three minutes.
It strikes as many men( and causes almost as many death annually) as breast cancer does in women.
Better than many other technique, support groups demonstrate that you are not alone, and that others share similar experiences and concerns.
Emotional support is important as is physical treatment. We encourage you to share your feelings, fears, hopes and joy with your family, friends, and others who have and have survived Prostate Cancer.
The everyday challenges of prostate cancer can be overwhelming and participating in a support group can include the following benefits:
- Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
- Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
- Improved coping skills and adjustment
- An opportunity to talk openly and honestly about your feelings
- Reduction in distress, depression or anxiety
- A clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
- Learning about new medical research
- Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
- Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options
The Westman Prostate Cancer Support Group is a non-profit volunteer organization for prostate cancer patients, survivors and their families. The Group receives an educational grant form AstraZeneca Canada Inc., and relies on the generosity of community sponsors to fund its program and operations.