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Tacoma PCa Support Group
The Tacoma Prostate Cancer Support Group was formed in 1990 as an American Cancer Society sponsored program.In 2003, the group also became affiliated with UsTOO International, which promotes Prostate Cancer Education, Support and Advocacy.
Meetings are held second Thursday and fourth Tuesday of each month (except December). Click on Meeting Schedule in left menu area.
Separate caregivers meetings are held each quarter in Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct on the fourth Tuesday. Meetings begin 6:00 PM at University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th St. W. For driving directions, CLICK HERE.
The meeting is devoted to interactive discussion among attendees to share information and ask questions. Additionally, healthcare professionals are often invited to speak to the group about their particular area of expertise. Meetings provide a non threatening environment for newly diagnosed as well as those with recurring disease to openly discuss their concerns. Family members, friends and medical professionals are welcome. Wives and significant others are especially encouraged to attend. There are dozens of men and their caregivers in the greater Tacoma area who are ready to hear your story, share their experiences, and lend a helping hand.
FREE PCA SCREENING
The Prostate Oncology Clinic at the University of Washington offers no-cost prostate cancer screening one afternoon monthly. Watch for announcements in September when more screenings are offered in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The third week in September is Prostate Cancer Awareness week, and screening is offered all day the entire week.
Screenings take place in the Prostate Oncology Center in the Surgical Pavilion next to the University of Washington Medical Center. Located in SP1301 at the far end of the Urology Clinic on the first floor to your left as you step off the elevator from underground parking. Check in with the front desk to complete paperwork and you will be seen promptly.
Call 206 598 6088 and ask for the next available appointment for prostate cancer screening. Take care of this important part of your health maintenance, and make sure your friends and colleagues are aware this service is offered.