Support Groups for Prostate Cancer Patients and Families
Seeking emotional and spiritual support for both the individual with prostate cancer and family members around him can be very beneficial. Below is a list of local support groups in the Bay Area that are open to all and occasionally have guest speakers.
Prostate Support Group
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am in Bldg. 101 Auditorium (near Chapel & Canteen)
Silicon Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group (US Too International)
Time: First Thursday of each month -- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road
Basement, Room A
Facilitator: Ted Chamberlain, 408-241-0949
Medical Advisor: Bobbie Ingram, R.N., 408-236-4025
San Jose PC Support Group (Us Too International)
Time: Second Tuesday of every month -- 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
American Cancer Society
747 Camden Avenue, Suite B, Campbell
Contact: Stan Boehm, 408-946-1328, E-mail Stan Boehm
Send an e-mail with SJPCSG in the subject line to be placed on the e-mail reminder list.
The Community Health Resource Center
The CHRC (level 2 in the Jamplis Building at the Palo Alto location) has a new quarterly bulletin: The Johns Hopkins White Paper Quarterly Prostate Bulletin . The nurse educator at the CHRC is available to help you locate other printed and online materials dealing with prostate cancer.
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