terrifying statement to hear. Yet, it is estimated that 230,110 men
nationwide will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the year 2004, and over
17,250 of those men live in the state of Florida.
You, the newly diagnosed
patient, along with your loved ones, have walked through the door called cancer
for the first time. You are now in a new "world" with a new language, new
expectations and many questions racing through your mind.
FPCN's goal is to provide
you with answers to some of your questions and resource information to help you
find the answers to questions.
This is your first
experience with the language of cancer. What are your treatment options? You have
just been bombarded by a series of options from your physician; you can't
remember all the details and what the pros and cons are for each option.
you don't have the money for some of the medicines prescribed by your physician.
You may have insurance questions regarding treatments, medicines, therapies, or
help for your spouse. What if you only have one
car for transportation in your family? How do you get transportation assistance?
How do you
find a support group of men who
have faced the life changes you are facing; and who can help you understand that
you are not alone? How do you find more information about this disease? Where
does your spouse or partner turn for support?
As you step through this
door called cancer, start the journey with us. We will introduce you to cancer
terminology, increase your awareness of the disease, educate you on your options
and support you and your loved ones.
The Florida Prostate Cancer
Network is dedicated to the thousands of men and their loved ones who have been
affected by prostate cancer. FPCN is a Florida-based, nonprofit 501C(3),
survivor-based organization, Federal Tax Number 59-3545266. FPCN is funded through individual contributions,
foundation, and corporate grants and memberships. FPCN does not receive any
government funding. We are dedicated to educating the public about the extent
and impact of cancer in our state and to reducing cancer mortality and morbidity
in Florida through early detection, access to state-of-the-art treatment, and
J. Samuels, FPCN Chairman and
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Prostate and Prostate Health
Why Are Prostate
The Prostate Check
The PSA Blood Test
Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
The Five Gleason
How is Prostate
Steps to Take When Looking for a Physician
Guidelines For Visiting With Physicians
to Ask Your Primary Doctor or Urologist if Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
to Ask Your Radiation Oncologist about Radiation Therapy
Additional things to consider
Clinical Trials Information