(Mar. 2, 2020) I am sad to announce that public meetings are cancelled till further notice.
However, please feel free to contact me, Chapter Ldr, Duane Kent, directly. I will be most happy to receive a phone call(251-591-8557) from anyone needing assistance if it relates to prostate cancer. You are also free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't let the COVID-19 negatively affect your overall health!!!
It is now mid April, 2021: I am beyond "convinced" that how the medical field chose to handle medical issues other than Covid-19. It is now EVIDENT that out restricted access to regular checkups, screenings, etc. has had a dramatic negative effect on many of us. One article I read on yesterday estimates that the overall negative effect will accelerate the "normal" death rate by 7%. That's about 3/4 of a million persons!
As it relates to Prostate Cancer, no doubt that a whole bunch of men delayed PSA/DRE testing, following up on out-of-the-ordinary health events, routine imaging, delayed starting on chemo or other treatments, etc.
I have received 1/10 th of the calls I might ordinaily get-even from our regular attendees who had on-going issues, some not yet decided as to treatment.
I sincerely hope this reaches some of you who are in those categories, and that you will be motivated to get back on your horse!!!
We are Dedicated to Prostate Cancer Support, Education, and Advocacy.
I said it in 2019, 2020, and I say it again! Thank God, as we slide into 2021 we once again are due to witness a year of significant progress for PCa diagnosis and treatment!
We have seen much-needed success for improved imaging, more new medicines on the horizon, and availability of useful information as it relates to Prostate Cancer. The field of Genomics and DNA testing has opened up a new frontier as it relates to PCa.
There are over 30 different treatments now, and a wide variety of diagnostic tests-several of which are not invasive, or only minimally invasive!. We are continuing to see proof that reveals we are making headway in reducing the number of deaths caused by prostate cancer. However, more than ever, we cannot slack up; the estimated new cases still exceed 228,000 nationally, with over 24,000 deaths.
We are also seeing significant ways to decrease the side effects from treatment and increase the quality-of-life in living with the disease. "Active Surveillance" is becoming a frequent choice-under carefull circumstances-either delaying, or perhaps negating the need for future treatment.
UsTOO played a significant role in making that happen. We've got it on the run! And NEED your to help to continue that trend in 2021!
Your odds are better than ever to arrive at a proper treatment plan, BUT HIGHLY UNLIKELY if you don't seek, gain, AND ACT ON, the right information!
With a challenging disease like prostate cancer, it's critical to not only become an informed patient - but to stay an informed patient! Our meetings are open not only to newly diagnosed men and prostate cancer survivors; but also significant others, family members, friends and the general public who want more information pertaining to prostate cancer."