US TOO of Southeastern Wisconsin Prostate Cancer Support Group
Local chapter at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin; Originated in 2000
Meetings are held the first Thursday of even numbered months – February, April, June, August, October and December.
Who can attend?
Members include those who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, survivors of prostate cancer as well as men at risk. Also, spouses, families, significant others and care givers are welcome.
Meetings are at no cost and sponsored by The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Urology.
National Prostate Cancer Research: Congressional Designated Medical Research Program
Norman Thoresen, Prostate Cancer Advocate
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Conference Room M, Froedtert Cancer Center, 3rd floor
Parking: Cancer Center Underground Parking (Park near the M elevators for close access to room)
The group meets to provide assistance to those seeking a better understanding of:
prostate cancer and detection
guidance in making informed choices for treatment options
insight into quality of life after treatment
coping with physical and psychological side effects of prostate cancer
The emphasis is to help survivors gain a positive mental outlook and lead healthy and productive lives, physically, mentally and spiritually. The group provides timely and unbiased reliable information, fellowship, shared counseling, advocacy, and discussions pertaining to diagnosis, treatment and current care options.
Each meeting usually has an educational lecture by a noted practitioner in the field, including but not limited to: Urologists, Oncologists, Radiologists, Hematologists, Pathologists, Psychologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Nutritionists.
Presentations at meetings address prostate related maladies including:
various surgical procedures
effects of incontinence and treatment
impotence (ED-erectile dysfunction) and their treatments
quality of life issues
many other topics related to prostate cancer
Following the presentation there is time for a question and answer session and networking of support group members.
Additional Support Resources:
Developed by Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin to serve the needs of patients and their families.
US Too International
Us Too International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network is a non-profit education and support group organization with more than 325 chapters throughout the world. Call Toll-free 1-800-80-USTOO (1-800-808-7866) or visit their Web site.
The Wellness Community
The Wellness Community gives free psychological and emotional, on line, support to cancer patients and their families. It offers support groups facilitated by licensed therapists, stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions, and social events. Call toll-Free 1-888-793-WELL (1-888-793-9355) or visit their Web site.
Group Contact Information
For more information, or to be placed on the mailing list for meeting announcements, please contact Maria Pigsley, RN, CCRP, at (414) 805-0791.