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The Internet Is A Valuable Tool For Today’s Patient.
Education – Other Resources

There are a variety of resources available to you both online and offline as you strive to learn as much as you can about your disease.

The PCRI Helpline
If you’d like to speak to someone on the phone about your recent diagnosis or current treatment, consider the PCRI Helpline. Staffed by facilitators trained by PCRI co-founders and Myers’s colleagues Drs. Stephen Strum and Mark Scholz, many men find it comforting to be able to talk to someone directly about their disease and its treatment.

Medline Plus
Medline Plus, one of the best online health information resources, compiles authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Medline also features far-reaching information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and up-to-date health news. You can’t go wrong with making Medline your first stop with any online health search.

Support Groups
Support groups are truly an invaluable source of information about prostate cancer and its treatment. Joining a group of men who are undergoing or who have undergone treatment in your own community will not only help you deal with the logistical side of prostate cancer treatment, but will also help you cope with the changes your disease has brought about in your family, your group of friends, and in your business life. Dr. Myers himself heavily relied on his own local support group when he was undergoing treatment: he found his fellow patients had better advise about how to deal with treatments’ side effects than his own colleagues.

Both UsToo and ACS’S Man-to-Man offer support groups in communities across the United States and abroad. If they don’t have a branch in your area, contact your local hospital or community health center.

There are also several online support groups available. To see a full list of both on- and offline groups, visit the PSA Rising site.

The most popular listserv is Prostate Problems Mailing List (PPML), run by the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR). You can sign up here. Listervs can be a great resource for those who don’t have a local support group or for those who are seeking feedback about doctors or specialists.
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