Being an advocate — thoughts on what it means

I am an advocate by surprise.  I believe I join a group of thousands, maybe millions who would say the same.

Help with finding out about clinical trials for prostate cancer treatment

Apparently the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has just re-funded the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle to the tune of $24 million to continue to operate what we see as an important, patient-centric program here in the USA that we (and therefore probably many others) were utterly unaware of. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer and Social Security disability benefits in the USA

If you are a legal US resident, are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and expect to be out of work for a year or longer as a result, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). … 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 …