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PHCS Invites Patients and Loved Ones to Monthly Prostate Cancer Support Group Meetings

Jun 4, 2009
 

Princeton, NJ - As part of its ongoing commitment to men's health issues, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) welcomes those with prostate cancer, their loved ones and family members to attend its monthly Prostate Cancer Support Group. The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at PHCS' Community Education and Outreach Program at 731 Alexander Road in Princeton. No registration is required for this event.

This support group, which has been in existence since 1991, meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. Meeting format alternates each month between lectures by PHCS physicians and health professionals and open discussion. The June 24 meeting will be an open discussion co-facilitated by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey; Karen Rust, RN, BSN, OCN, University Medical Center at Princeton Cancer Outreach Coordinator, and PHCS Community Education & Outreach staff.

While Men's Health Week is nationally recognized June 15 through 21, PHCS is committed year-round to men's health issues. Both PHCS and Men's Health Week are dedicated to raising   the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. For more information, visit www.menshealthweek.org

In recognition of Prostate Health Month (September), University Medical Center at Princeton and the Princeton Regional Health Department will provide free screenings for detection of prostate cancer by board certified urologists to men over the age of 50; men over the age of 40 with a family history of prostate cancer; and African American males over the age of 40. The screening includes a free exam and blood work for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). The screening will be held at UMCP's Clinic in the Medical Arts Building, Suite B, 253 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. Registration is required for this free event. Call 1.888.897.8979.

The Cancer Program at University Medical Center at Princeton, a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and an accredited program of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, offers support groups, lectures and screenings. For further information, please contact the UMCP Cancer Program at 609.497.4475 or click here.