PROSTATE FORUM SUPPORT GROUP
Offering Help and Hope to men with Prostate Cancer
The mission of the Prostate Forum of Orange County is to offer help and hope to men by providing prostate health information.
"It's prostate cancer." Hearing those words can be frightening, but there is hope. We are a group of men who are living with prostate cancer. We are unpaid volunteers who can help you navigate through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and support. Come talk and learn with us.
Talk: Participate, Understand
Come to online meetings to talk with others who are living with Prostate Cancer.
A Newly Diagnosed group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 Pacific Time.
The Advanced/Recurring group meets on the 4th Tuesday, also at 5:00 Pacific Time.
Meetings are open to everyone: prostate cancer affects people across all races and sexual or gender orientation.
Learn: Information, Resources, Actions
Take charge of your health. Fight fear with facts. Advocate for Yourself
Start by Taking Charge of your Prostate Cancer.
Attend live presentations and Q&A from renowned experts at 7 PM on the 4th Thursday of most months.
Visit our Resources pages for definitions, sites, and publications that we find helpful.
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American men. In the United States, more than 2 million men have had prostate cancer and more than 233,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year. But more men die with it than from it.
Sept 29, 2023
Genomics: The sequencing of the human genome has had a major impact in the treatment of many diseases. In the September guest presentation, Dr. Mitchell Gross, MD PhD discussed the impact of genetic technology in understanding and personalizing treatment for patients with prostate cancer. You can find the presentation here.
The Prostate Forum of Orange County is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization providing support and education to those affected by prostate cancer and their families since 1992. In the beginning, our mission was to provide information, help, and hope to the prostate cancer community of Orange County and its surrounding areas; in recent years, our meetings are online, open to participants across the US and across the world. Our meetings and informational materials are free to everyone.
The Forum has been an affiliate of ZeroCancer.org (formerly US TOO International), an organization that may provide additional help with insurance coverage, living expenses, drug costs, and emotional support.