Survey about use of online support networks for prostate cancer patients

Researchers at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA are conducting a study to learn more about men’s use and perceptions of online prostate cancer support networks as well as men’s experiences with prostate cancer. We encourage readers to participate in this survey. … READ MORE …

Gee … on-line support systems for prostate cancer patients actually work!

In the management of patients being treated for prostate cancer, “Providing support using online methods is effective; the length of time this intervention should be provided to patients will require further research.” … READ MORE …

ACS stops providing support for Man-to-Man network

We heard rumors more than a week ago that the American Cancer Society (ACS) was closing down its Man-to-Man support group network, and now we can confirm that (effectively) this is the case. … READ MORE …

Counseling and support associated with active surveillance: highly necessary for some

It is well understood that some (perhaps even many) men diagnosed with low-risk disease have difficulty accepting active monitoring of any type as an effective and safe management strategy for deferring immediate, unnecessary treatment  — and perhaps being able to avoid treatment at all. … READ MORE …

PCF, Sanofi initiate text message support program for men on chemotherapy

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Sanofi (manufacturers of docetaxel and cabazitaxel) have initiated a new, one-way, text message-based support program called Prost8Care for men with advanced prostate cancer who live in the USA and who are receiving chemotherapy as part of their treatment. … READ MORE …

ASCO updates patient information on managing cost of cancer care

The costs associated with the treatment of prostate cancer — particularly the more advanced forms of prostate cancer that require sophisticated forms of drug therapy — can be considerable. Patients often benefit from help and assistance in negotiating these costs and in handling the various needs of their physicians, their insurance companies, and Medicare or even Medicaid. … READ MORE …

An online nursing support system for prostate (and breast) cancer patients in Norway

Many prostate cancer patients will recognize statements made by other patients and reported in a study just published in Cancer Nursing and also available on the Medscape Oncology platform. Interestingly this study comes from a group of Norwegian nurses who built an online e-mail support system for their prostate cancer breast cancer patients. … READ MORE …

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