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YANA - YOU ARE NOT ALONE NOW

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT SITE

 

SURVIVOR STORIES  :  DISCUSSION FORUM  :  FOR THE WOMENFOLK  :  TELL YOUR STORY  :  UPDATE YOUR STORY  :  DONATIONS  :  TROOP-C

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Use this Search Engine to help you find specific items of interest on this site.

The site is absolutely independent and we have not sought, nor will we, any endorsement or funding from any organisation. In that way we can maintain our integrity and freedom. Although we seek no fees or payment for what is provided on the site, we do have ongoing costs and if you wish, you can DONATE towards these costs, using credit cards or PayPal.

There are two parts to the site:

First and foremost we aim to provide basic information - and links to more detailed sites - for people who have recently had the news of a prostate cancer diagnosis. The links to the relevant pages are shown below. If you hit the "Don't Panic" button an arrival, and followed instructions, you will have been to these pages already.

DON'T PANIC

A prostate cancer diagnosis is a fearful thing. Fear is a dreadful emotion. It stops us thinking logically.  It makes us rush into doing things. If that is how you're feeling, use this DON'T PANIC Link.

GOOD NEWS!

In spite of what you may have read, very few men die from Prostate Cancer - see some facts are on this GOOD NEWS! Link

DIAGNOSIS

If you are wondering what your diagnosis means, some of the common terms needed to gain an important understanding of your DIAGNOSIS are on this Link

SURVIVING

There are things you can do after diagnosis which will help you on your journey - see the SURVIVING Link

TREATMENT CHOICES :

Choosing the most suitable treatment can be confusing - and some of the many options may not be mentioned by your doctor. See all available options at the TREATMENT CHOICES Link

RESOURCES

There are many sources of information on the internet and some of the ones that might help you are found via the RESOURCES Link

SITE SEARCH ENGINE and DISCUSSION FORUM

Use the SEARCH ENGINE to look for any additional information or if you have any specific questions ask them by joining the DISCUSSION FORUM. There are only three rules on the Forum : no commercials or fundraisers, no harvesting for Spam and no flaming - politeness is required at all times. Although there are no qualified medical people on the Forum, the combined experience of the members can usually answer most questions.

In addition to those pages, you can read A Strange Place. This is a simple Information Guide to Prostate Cancer written by Terry Herbert, long time prostate cancer survivor and owner of this site. It was developed primarily as a booklet for men with no access to the Internet, and is a useful source of basic information. You can read the booklet at A Strange Place If you want to print a copy of the booklet, there is a version in pdf format, which will make printing easier. It is a large file (906 KB) and may take a minute or two to download, depending on your line speed. The booklet is 32 pages in all, so if you don't want to print it out, a hard copy is available, free of charge. Click on the cover [left] or mail us giving details of your postal address.

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE - SURVIVORS STORIES

The secondary focus is to show that you are not alone. Thousands of people have been down the road ahead of you and more than a thousand of them have told their stories. Most of these men have left their e-mail addresses and will respond to any questions you might have. Most have also kept their stories update for many years. SURVIVOR STORIES is the link to the Survivors Stories - entries where men and their partners give details of their diagnosis and treatment. These stories are indexed and can be searched by a number of criteria including:

Treatment chosen Age at diagnosis Initial PSA Gleason Score on biopsy

Year of diagnosis Country or State of residence Date of Last Update

FOR THE WOMENFOLK

There are relatively few places where women can seek the company of other women or where their specific issues are discussed or linked to appropriate sites. Hopefully this Link FOR THE WOMENFOLK will help.

TROOP-C

Although a diagnosis of prostate cancer is serious, life without laughter is not much fun - and laughter is of value in the battle for continued good health.There is some evidence that laughter can help maintain health - and in any event, life continues after prostate cancer, and life would not be much fun without laughter. TROOP C has some amusing, and thought provoking contributions from men with prostate cancer and contains some wry looks at our disease.

The Site Search Engine below may help you find anything specific that you are looking for.

 

If you find any links that do not work as you go through the site, it would help us enormously if you could report these to us.

DONATIONS

The site is absolutely independent and we have not sought, nor will we, any endorsement or funding from any organisation. In that way we can maintain our integrity and freedom. Although we seek no fees or payment for what is provided on the site, we do have ongoing costs.

If you have found this site useful and wish to contribute to these costs, donations of any amounts may be made quite safely by clicking on the logo below.  We are not a registered charity, so in most tax regimes any payment made will not be tax deductible.

 

If you do not have a PayPal account or are reluctant to use this facility, you can donate by MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express by clicking on the PayPal link below. You will see in the bottom left the option to use a card instead of PayPal. If you take this option, there are two aspects that have caused some problems previously:

After you enter your donation amount, click Update Total. Missing this step will cause frustration!

Ensure that you select your country of residence in the drop down menu on the following page - the default menu is Australia, but it is possible to donate from any country.

 

 

This site is for all the men, their partners, sons and daughters, and all those who care. If you want to know how this site came about and who set it up, go along to the ABOUT US Link.

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