Other Sources of Information and Help

Other sources of Help and Information  Rev-

Prostate Cancer information is available from the following sources at no charge

http://www.harvardprostateknowledge.org/

American Cancer Society (ACS)   800-227-2345,  http://www.cancer.org/

American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) 800-828-7866, http://www.vicc.org/

National Association for Incontinence, http://www.nafc.org/     800 -252-3337

Massachusetts Department of Public Health  (DPH)  617-727-2013, http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)    800-422-6247, http://www.cancer.gov/

Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatment (PAACT)   616-453-1477, http://paactusa.org/

The Simon Foundation for Continence   800-237-4666, http://www.simonfoundation.org/

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF). Their website is www.patientadvocate.org. and phone number is 1-800-532-5274.They help resolving Insurance issues, by acting as a liaison between the patient and the insurance firm.

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For Information about prostate cancer clinical trials at any teaching hospital, contact that hospital. For example for the Harvard University affiliated hospitals, contact any of the hospitals. (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital).

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For information about Prostate Cancer Support Groups in the USA,  contact:
US Too International 800-808-7866, http://www.ustoo.org/ 

For information about Prostate Cancer Support Groups in Massachusetts contact:Prostate Cancer Support Network in Massachusetts   (PCSN-MA)     413-665-7741,  http://www.masspcc.org/

For a Boston Prostate Cancer Support contact:
Boston Prostate Cancer Support Group      617-625-4875, http://www.bostonpcsupportgroup.com/

 ALERT
If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer Never have any treatment until you have visited all three (3), prostate Cancer specialists. They are the Urologist (Surgeon), Radiation Oncologist, and Medical Oncologist. Visiting an independent prostate cancer support group before making any treatment decision is also any extremely wise move.  Literature from an organization that represents a specific type of treatment may be biased.

Do not be rushed into a hurried treatment even if your doctor advises it

 8/22/2012     Rev. A 6/7/2013