New prostate cancer patient/partner support program


Have you just been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Or do you know someone who has?

If you have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may be trying to work out how you and your spouse or partner are going to deal with this experience. The University of Arizona College of Nursing has initiated a new program called the Telephone Education and Support Project.

It is designed to help men and their partners during the prostate cancer experience. The study coordinators will call you on the telephone throughout your participation in this study to discuss questions or issues that are of concern to you. You might be eligible to participate in this study if:

  • You have been diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • You are currently receiving treatment
  • You are over 21 years of age.
  • You have a partner, friend or relative who would participate or you are a partner, friend or relative of a man with prostate cancer.

This study is intended to simultaneously provide patients and their partners with support as they learn about their disease and go through the treatment process, but also to investigate ways to provide how best to offer such support in the future.

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink thinks this looks like a “win win” for the patients and partners who take part as well as for the future of patient support services for prostate cancer patients! If you have a cell phone in your pocket, call 1-866-218-6641 for more information.

You can also download a brochure about this project from the College of Nursing’s web site.

3 Responses

  1. […] “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink notes that this trial seems to have some similarities to the study being conducted in the US by the University of Arizona College of Nursing that we referred to last […]

  2. What is Prostate Atypia???

    What can a 54 year old do to keep it under controll???

    What help or support is out there for the family???

  3. Hi Maria Angelica,

    Atypia is not in itself a disease. Thus there is no specific reason to treat it or “keep it under control.”

    The importance of atypia is that it is a marker of future cancer, which IS a disease and which does often justify treatment. In other words, atypia is a reason for heightened vigilance.

    You might like to join the Social Network and specifically look at a discussion we had about a man with atypia; it’s in the Biopsy group.

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