Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition Our members are survivors or family members of survivors who are passionate about eliminating deaths from prostate cancer in Georgia. Prostate cancer attacked us, but we fought back by going to the doctor.

We got screened. We learned about our PSA score, and kept up with it over time. When we learned that we had cancer, we won because we found it early. We are alive today due to early detection and timely action. We all feel fortunate to have a high quality of life after treatment and want others to have it. Note that as volunteers, we receive no compensation for our educational efforts. The Georgia

We got screened. We learned about our PSA score, and kept up with it over time. When we learned that we had cancer, we won because we found it early. We are alive today due to early detection and timely action. We all feel fortunate to have a high quality of life after treatment and want others to have it. Note that as volunteers, we receive no compensation for our educational efforts. The Georgia

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Eating To Prevent Prostate Cancer - DrWeil.com
09/08/2021
Eating To Prevent Prostate Cancer - DrWeil.com

Eating To Prevent Prostate Cancer - DrWeil.com

While modern science continues to add to the body of knowledge about what causes cancer, there are immediate steps men can take to protect themselves from

09/04/2021
New drug combination attacks prostate cancer on two fronts to keep men healthy for longer - The Institute of Cancer Rese...
08/04/2021
New drug combination attacks prostate cancer on two fronts to keep men healthy for longer - The Institute of Cancer Research, London

New drug combination attacks prostate cancer on two fronts to keep men healthy for longer - The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Men with particularly aggressive prostate cancers can be treated more effectively by combining an existing targeted medicine, abiraterone, with a new experimental drug to block two of cancer’s growth signals at once, a major new trial shows.

Healthy lifestyle may help prevent lethal prostate cancer among men with high genetic risk
05/02/2021
Healthy lifestyle may help prevent lethal prostate cancer among men with high genetic risk

Healthy lifestyle may help prevent lethal prostate cancer among men with high genetic risk

Men with a high genetic risk for prostate cancer had a lower likelihood of developing lethal disease if they adhered to a healthy lifestyle, according to data presented at the virtual American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.“We recently validated a 269 genetic-variant polygenic...

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo
11/25/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo

11/12/2020
Memories of a Daughter's Last Cry

Memories of a Daughter's Last Cry

Did you know that my website has a section dedicated to my father, called "Donald's Resource Corner"?

 Please check it out for resources like links, articles, videos and more! Link in bio! www.beverlybaldwin.com

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Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis
11/07/2020
Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Al is sharing his journey to urge others at risk, particularly Black men, to make sure they see a doctor to get the proper checkups.

A New Way To Personalize Prostate Cancer Treatment
10/22/2020
A New Way To Personalize Prostate Cancer Treatment

A New Way To Personalize Prostate Cancer Treatment

A team of researchers has identified biomarkers that can predict if a prostate cancer patient has a high probability of developing metastasis.

Immunotherapy offers hope for prostate cancer treatment
10/22/2020
Immunotherapy offers hope for prostate cancer treatment

Immunotherapy offers hope for prostate cancer treatment

An antibody for treating advanced prostate cancer improves progression-free survival in patients with metastasised, castration-resistant prostate cancer. This is the finding of the long-term analyses of an international phase 3 clinical trial, recently published in the journal European Urology. The....

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition
10/01/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo
10/01/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition
09/12/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

To all Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition members and friendsAs members or friends of Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, ...
09/01/2020

To all Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition members and friends

As members or friends of Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, I am sure you remember Frank Catroneo and the leadership he provided to GPCC for many years. We affectionately referred to him as “The Rainmaker.” He simply made things happen. Frank never gave up. He was a tireless worker helping reach hundreds of thousands of men and their families about the need to get men screened. He then set up screening events in Atlanta and the 4 statewide chapters he started. He even arranged free screenings for Georgia’s policemen and firefighters.

You may or may not have known that Frank was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer late last year. He had what we thought was successful surgery early this year. Unfortunately, his cancer returned and he passed away this past Friday.

Services will be at the Roswell Funeral Home this Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. I spoke with the Funeral home today. Unfortunately, due to Covid19, the city of Roswell and the funeral home’s guidelines limit the number of visitors to 50 in total which will be primarily taken up by family. The funeral home suggested making your comments on their website. Joan, Frank’s wife, said that the service will be live streamed. Please check with the funeral home’s website for further updates.



https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/roswell-ga/roswell-funeral-home/7127

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo
09/01/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition's cover photo

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition
09/01/2020

Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

Where Does PSA Test Fit in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis? | Health News Hub
08/27/2020
Where Does PSA Test Fit in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis? | Health News Hub

Where Does PSA Test Fit in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis? | Health News Hub

It’s a fine line between overdiagnosing and overtreating prostate cancer. A recent study showing an increase in the rate of advanced disease in men over 50 doesn’t serve to clarify the process, according to Dr. Joseph Wagner, chief of urology at Hartford Hospital. A study in the Journal of the.....

Cryotherapy May Ably Treat Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer
08/11/2020
Cryotherapy May Ably Treat Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer

Cryotherapy May Ably Treat Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer

Cryotherapy directed to the cancerous part of the prostate may be an effective and less invasive treatment option for men with intermediate-risk, unilateral prostate cancer, without the common side effects of traditional approaches, a small study suggests. The procedure was well tolerated, and...

Collaboration Seeks to Reduce Prostate Cancer Disparities in...
08/11/2020
Collaboration Seeks to Reduce Prostate Cancer Disparities in...

Collaboration Seeks to Reduce Prostate Cancer Disparities in...

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Robert F. Smith, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners are supporting research on a new non-invasive genetic test to determine a man's risk of developing prostate cancer. Named the Smith Polygenic Risk Test for Prostate Cancer, the tool is part of...

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5825 Glenridge Drive, Building 3 Suite 101
Atlanta, GA
30328

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FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS Continuous: Northside Hospital - Atlanta, Cherokee, Forsyth Coordinator: Dale Israel Scheduling: 404-845-5555 and Press “0” to schedule Dates: All year - call for locations and dates Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia Clinical Nurse Manager: Latrina Aupont [email protected] Addresses: Various metro locations Scheduling: 404-633-5606 x363 Dates: All year – call for locations and times Midtown Urology Clinic Coordinator: Adwoa Asare-Kwakye Address: 1924 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30324 Scheduling: (404) 881-0966 ext 117 Date: call for dates and locations Annual: CHAMPS (Men’s Health Event) Coordinator: Bev Jones Address: Atlanta World Congress Center Information: 404-862-1385 Date: each September – call for date and hours North Fulton Hospital Coordinator: Diane Sanders Address:3000 Hospital Boulevard Scheduling: 770-751-2660 Dates: each September or October - call for dates DeKalb Medical Center Coordinator: Claudia Ti**le Address: 2665 N. Decatur Road, Suite 130 Scheduling: 404-501-3279 Dates: each September or October - call for dates Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady Coordinator: Adriene Kinnaird Scheduling: 404-265-1030 Dates: each September - call for dates Drive Against Prostate Cancer Sponsors: WSB-AM, RC Cancer Centers, Kroger Sponsors: WALR, Georgia Urology Addresses: Various metro locations Scheduling: Walk-up to screening buses 9-5 Dates: each January – call for dates and locations Rep. David Scott's Annual Health Fair Address: Mundy's Mill High School - Jonesboro Information: 770-210-5073 Dates: annually in August - call for date and hours Prostate Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital Coordinator: Renee Sevy-Hasterok Address: 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody, RD., NE Scheduling: 678-843-5665 Dates: January, June, and September – call for dates

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Our services include: Awareness We strive to save lives by promoting awareness of prostate cancer in Georgia - including the make up of the disease, importance of early detection, treatment options and survival. We sponsor events to provide prostate cancer awareness information to the general public. We provide speakers to community groups on the diagnosis, treatments and effects of prostate cancer. We provide assistance to those diagnosed with prostate cancer (and their families) to locate information sources and support groups that will help them to deal with their illness. We distribute information to the public to raise prostate cancer awareness and to encourage screenings of men at risk. To increase awareness throughout Georgia, the GPCC campaigned for a Prostate Cancer Awareness license plate, which the State of Georgia approved and issued. Each car having one acts as a mobile reminder to men to track their prostate health. More importantly, the state contributes a portion of the fee for each Georgia Prostate Cancer license plate to GPCC to support Prostate Cancer screening initiatives. Advocacy We strive to be aware of legislative issues at the federal, state and local levels that will increase prostate cancer awareness and increase funding for screenings, treatments and research. We communicate with the prostate cancer community to encourage support of legislative activity that addresses our concerns. Information Exchange We maintain a database of prostate cancer support groups in Georgia and of people interested in promoting our objectives.

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I need help. Last year I had prostate cancer. After 25 radiation treatments and Brachytherapy, it has been declared gone. PSA levels very low. My current nightmare started when the Urologist asked me if there was any blood in my urine. I said there was an occasional spot of it. They then performed a cystoscopy under general anesthesia and I came out in catheter hell. It was in me for 5 days, and it was extremely uncomfortable. The pain medication helped a little. After they pulled it out, I was urinating ok for a day, but around midnight my prostate closed my urethra. The next morning I went to the urologist and they put back the catheter as I gritted my teeth. They gave me no medication, which seems to be a trend among doctors now, and I endured an excrutiating ride home. It is worse than before, I can't work, I can't sit up very long and that's with the donut pillow. I have strong involuntary heaves, and my doctor gave me nothing for that in spite of me mentioning it repeatedly. It sounds like the Urolift procedure might be the answer, but my doctor has informed me that my insurance doesn't cover it. They were going to set me up an appointment with the doctor in 30 days. Up until now, after the cystoscopy, it's just been just nurses. The nonchalance is scaring me. Don't they get it that I'm in great discomfort? I need some advice. Are these prostate suppliments like Prostafin useful? Is there medicine that will stop the horrible heaving? HELP!
You'll be surprised how few physicians routinely screen for prostate cancer. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself or the man in your life.
This might sound crazy, but keeping a sense of humor and laughing is a healthy way to cope with cancer survivorship. What's made you laugh since your diagnosis of cancer?
This might sound crazy, but keeping a sense of humor and laughing is a healthy way to cope with cancer survivor. What's made you laugh since your diagnosis of cancer?
Most of us who've received the awful news "You have cancer." hear comments meant to help, but do the opposite, they hurt. Here's a few thoughts on what we'd like to hear:
After double nerve sparing prostate surgery I expected to regain my erectile functioning. Four years after my surgery I was told I'd be impotent for the rest of my life. During those four awful years I learned that erectile dysfunction is a thief. ED takes away physical and emotional intimacy. ED steals your confidence in the bedroom. ED robs you of your manhood. ED walks off with your self-esteem. ED has the potential to destroy lives, and end relationships. My wife and I wrote this book to help men and couples recognize and overcome the roadblocks to seeking help with ED. We guide men and couples through the depression, grief and the inevitable relational conflicts when coping with ED. We set couples on a path to discover healthy ways to think about, talk about, or cure erectile dysfunction. A Readers Favorite Book Reviewer wrote this: "For many people, erectile dysfunction and impotence could mean the absence of a healthy and dynamic s*x life, but the authors think differently. They offer alternative solutions that couples can explore in order to find their own way of enjoying a good s*x life. The subtitle of this book reads: End Your Silence, Sadness, Suffering, and Shame. It is a huge promise, and what is astonishing is that Rick and Brenda Redner deliver what they promise in the title of their work in an amazing way." If you are having trouble coping with erectile dysfunction, too embarrassed to seek help, find your partner getting angry or refusing to talk about this difficult subject, you'll find this book very helpful.
Surviving cancer doesn't leave your relationship with your partner where it finds you. Your relationship with your partner will change. Some couples grow closer, some grow apart, sometimes relationships end. Cancer and treatment side affects are thieves. They rob you of many things. One of the most painful losses I experienced was of my own doing. I became angry and depressed about the side effects from prostate cancer surgery. As a result, I withdrew my love, kindness, attention, and affection from my wife. The untold truth was that I no longer believed I deserved her love. So, instead of coping with cancer together with love and kindness, we were fighting and hurting one another. We were coping together, ALONE. If this sounds familiar, find out what you can do about it by reading my article.
My wife and I lived with erectile dysfunction for four years after my double nerve sparing prostate surgery. In our unique, award winning book, written to help men, women, and couples cope with erectile dysfunction, we also share the renewal, and transformation, of our s*x life after pe**le implant surgery. Here's what a reader gave me permission to share: Rick and Brenda. I LOVE THE BOOK. Thank you both so much. This book has immediately changed the dynamic between my wife and I. Brenda's insight and honesty are priceless. You both should feel very blessed and honored to have been used by God to help so many of us.
I was reluctant to share intimate details of my s*x life, but too many men and couples are struggling alone. Consent forms for prostate surgery were designed to give you warnings about the possible side effects of prostate surgery. Here's a life changing issue that's missing on most consent forms for prostate surgery: