NE Arkansas Peer Network
Open to all prostate cancer survivors* and their families
Thursday, April 7, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
UAMS Center on Aging Northeast
303 E Matthews
Contact us at 800-338-1383
The APCF Peer Network provides a safe and confidential environment for you to talk freely about your experiences as you progress through stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You can communicate your concerns, questions, knowledge, and experience and gain valuable insight from other survivors*. You may even find yourself laughing at humor that only fellow survivors would appreciate! A Survivor-Mentor is available by calling 1-800-338-1383.
Please help us spread the word about this meeting! For more information, call the APCF offices at 501-748-1293
*A survivor is anyone battling cancer â€“ the person, partner, friend, caregiver and/or extended family.
About the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, an independent public charity, was founded by six prostate cancer survivors and an advisory committee of physicians in February 2000. The Foundationâ€™s mission is to promote awareness, encourage timely detection and support improved treatment of prostate cancer in Arkansas. The Foundation sponsors free prostate cancer screenings at sites throughout the state and provides support through the PEER NETWORK, which consists of survivors and survivor-mentors. For more information visit www.arprostatecancer.org or call at 1-800-338-1383.
About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is diagnosed every two minutes in the United States. In Arkansas, approximately 2,000 men are told they have prostate cancer each year, and more than 300 die from the disease. In fact, more Arkansas men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer. A manâ€™s chance of surviving the disease is 99 percent with timely diagnosis and treatment. All men over the age of 40, especially those who are African American or who have a family history of the disease, should establish a baseline prostate specific antigen score or PSA score. Equally as important as the actual score is whether the number is going up and by how much. This is known as PSA velocity and can indicate an aggressive cancer.