On May 8, the USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) issued its Final Recommendation Statement on Prostate Cancer Screeningwith a grade “C” for men aged 55 to 69 years (upgraded from a “D” issued in 2012) and a grade “D” recommendation against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men 70 years and older. In response to the USPSTF Final Recommendation Statement on Prostate Cancer Screening, Us TOO has developed Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Canceroffering additional facts and perspective for a man to consider for an informed discussion with his healthcare providers on the potential value of PSA testing for prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Pathways for Patients and Caregivers is a new, free educational event and webcast series from Us TOO International. Please join us for our first Pathways event in Seattle on Saturday, June 23. Attend in person, or watch the online webcast with live audio and video from the event. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to REGISTER NOW.
If you’re a prostate cancer survivor and interested in advancing the progress of prostate cancer research to help conquer the disease, consider volunteering as a consumer reviewer with the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Get more information about the DoD CDMRP programand complete the PCRP e-nomination form(scroll down to 3rd page of the online form) and submit it as soon as possible. (Please note that the online form must be saved to your computer and the document must be submitted as an email attachment.)
We invite you to check out the May issue of Prostatepediaand read the article, Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer Patients. It’s written by Tony Crispino, Us TOO Las Vegas Support Group Leader and Rick Bangs, bladder and prostate cancer survivor and research advocate; with additional commentary by prostate cancer warrior and clinical trial participant Bob Klingle and his wife, Jean.
LivingWith is a new FREE app for mobile devices. It’s designed to help manage life with cancer by connecting with loved ones, asking for help, improving communication with doctors, and staying organized – all in one place.
We encourage you to recognize June as Men’s Health Month by talking to friends and family about the importance of prostate cancer awareness and education. Take care, enjoy the warm weather and let us know how we can help you with educational resources, support services, and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community.
All the best,
Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services