The mission of Us TOO is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy. Us TOO meetings provide men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support, so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options, and coping with ongoing survivorship. The national organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.
If you are able to do so before your first US Too meeting, download, complete, and bring a copy of the Prostate Cancer Record and PSA Historyform with you. You may download these as a single Excel document or as two, separate pdf documents.
Us TOO groups:
Us TOO Kuakini
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in Room PB-2 at Kuakini Hospital.
Next meeting: August 8, 2018
We will have a DVD presentation from the PCRI Conference, Sep 8-10, 2017 held in Los Angeles, CA. The talk is by Luke Nordquist, MD from the Urology Cancer Center, Omaha, Nebraska. His presentation is entitled, “Advanced Prostate Cancer and Where We Are in 2017” and covers a wide range of topics, including disease categorization, drug therapy, theranostics, targeted immunotherapy, precision genetic medicine, and advanced drug combinations. Please listen to this presentation which covers a the state of prostate cancer medicine and may related to your situation.
As time permits, we will also have shared discussions among members. We hope to see you at the meeting!
SAVE THE DATE ! Continue to keep the 5th annual Prostate Cancer Forum, on Wed., Sep. 19, 2018 in your schedule. The program is being finalized and the flyer will soon be issued by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Diamondhead Conference Room at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi.
Next meeting: August 21, 2018
If we have any new members, we will review his (or their) situation and invite him to ask any questions of the group. Also, if there are any issues or questions that any member would like to address, please bring them to the meeting for discussion. If there are no new members or issues to discuss, we will view a discussion of 4 case studies by a panel of 4 doctors at a prostate cancer support group meeting in San Jose, CA in Nov 2017. The panel is headed by Dr. Mark Scholz, a prostate cancer specialist, who will first give an overview on the 5 stages of “Blue”, a prostate cancer staging guide, developed by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute. The other members of the panel include an urologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist. The 4 case studies include one case of intermediate grade cancer, two cases of advanced stage cancer and one for recurrent cancer. This is an excellent opportunity to get the insights of doctors from different venues on their recommendation(s) to the patient for various treatment options.
If you know of any new members that would like to attend the meeting, please have them call Gary so that he can have them fill out a form before they come. Spouses and significant others are welcome. Parking validation will be provided. If you attend the meeting, you may want to bring a jacket as the conference room tends to get cold.
Meets on the second Thursday of each month at noon in the Church of the Holy Cross, 400 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo
Next meeting: August 9, 2018
Contact Albert Manliguis at 935-2723 or Roy Toma at email@example.com for information and directions
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