Â Open to all prostate cancer survivors* and their families
Thursday, May 5th,2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
UAMS Center on AgingNortheast
303 E Matthews
Contact us at800-338-1383
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.Â 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.
â€œIwant to thank the Prostate Cancer Foundation for making these meetings available to me and thank the brave survivors who share their stories and give me encouragement as I face my ordeal. I will go forward with the comfort that Iwill survive thanks to the encouragement of the members of the Prostate Cancer Foundation support group.â€
Please help us spread the wordabout 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.
Aboutthe Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, an independent public charity, was foundedby six prostate cancer survivors and an advisory committee of physicians inFebruary 2000. The Foundationâ€™s mission is to promote awareness, encouragetimely detection and support improved treatment of prostate cancer in Arkansas.The Foundation sponsors free prostate cancer screenings at sites throughout thestate and provides support through the PEER NETWORK, which consists ofsurvivors and survivor-mentors. For more information visit www.arprostatecancer.org or call at1-800-338-1383.
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 morethan 300 die from the disease. In fact, more Arkansas men die of prostatecancer than women die of breast cancer. A manâ€™s chance of surviving the diseaseis 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 thedisease, should establish a baseline prostate specific antigen score or PSAscore.Â Equally as important as the actual score is whether the number isgoing up and by how much.Â This is known as PSA velocity and canindicate an aggressive cancer.