Sub-Group and Main Meeting Topics

                                    BOSTON PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

                                                    Sponsored by 8 hospitals

First Monday of every Month, 7:00pm

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- West Campus

             185 Pilgrim Road, Farr Building to Deaconess Building

 See Schedule Page for topics and speakers

                             7:00  to 8:30 pm Conference Room 312-315  Everyone welcome                =======================================================================

Dealing With Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction

A monthly meeting to discuss various methods to overcome

6:00 to 7:00 PM. Cafeteria  Conference Room —Men Only 


Dealing With The Prostate Cancer Experience

A monthly meeting to discuss feelings, emotions and ask questions

6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Conference Room 312—Everyone Welcome


Advanced Prostate Cancer Round Table Meeting

A monthly meeting by and for Advanced Survivors 

6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Conference Room 205A- Everyone Welcome


                                      Women’s Round Table Discussion

          This quarterly meeting usually has a female Medical Oncologist speaker

                         6:00 to 7:05 PM Conference Room 150  Women Only 1


                                     Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting

                     A quarterly meeting by, and for, men with prostate cancer,who are either      contemplating, or not having treatment.

                           6:00 to 7:05 PM. Conference Room 150- Everyone Welcome 1


Meetings are in the Deaconess and Farr Buildings

All family members and the public are welcome

No reservations – No fees  –  Free parking

Pilgrim Road Garage on Crossover Street

For more information call:

Gary & Fran Halvorsen, 781-272-2546, Bill Tinney 781-878-5273,  Frank McCaffrey, LICSW, 617-667-3525, & Gene Boylan, 617-827-5181 Sub-group Coordinators

Glenn Bubley, MD, Physician Advisor  617-735-2062


NOTE.When no speaker is scheduled at the women’s 6:00 pm support group, the women who are present often meet informally, or attend one of the other 6:00 pm sessions. Some of our women members have considerable experience from attending previous lectures, and they will gladly impart this knowledge to newer women attendees. Women are always welcome at the 7 PM main meeting.

To better serve you, doctors, and health professionals, will be invited to attend some of the monthly 6 PM sub-group meetings. Their attendance is expected to help clarify and explain medical questions that arise, and not for personal consultations. Physicians will be speaking at some of the Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction sub-group meetings, and may attend the Active Surveillance / Watchful Waiting Group. Each meeting is unique unto itself. Please read every meeting notice to avoid missing a program you desire.

FACT: Many prominent doctors say that about 40 -50% percent of the men who were initially treated with surgery, and had negative margins, will have a rising PSA within 4 or 5 years. This same recurrence rate is also true of men who had radiation therapy. These men, and those who start with a high PSA & / or Gleason Grade, are Hi- Risers / Advanced PC men.

Note 1-This sub group meets 5 times a year. See schedule