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.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all in-person US Too Hawaii meetings have been cancelled until further notice. In their place, we are offering virtual meetings, via Zoom. There will one meeting per month, available to our members and others affected by prostate cancer, wherever you are.
Our next virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 7 pm-9 pm.
First 30 minutes for member sharing or questions/issues for discussion.
We will then review terms used in a pathology report (biopsy results) for prostate cancer (15 min). After that, we will view a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Epstein (Johns Hopkins Medical) titled Critical Role of Pathology for Active Surveillance Criteria and Definition of “Progression” (est 45 min).
· Q & A and group discussion. (est 30 min)
While Dr. Epstein’s presentation is in the setting of Active Surveillance, he also addresses some changes (noted below) which have taken place over the past few years in the reporting of information in pathology reports. Given that the pathology report is a key “baseline” document used in deciding on which treatment option(s) to pursue, his presentation should be of interest to all prostate cancer patients who anticipate on having a biopsy done or who want a better understanding of their previous biopsy results. A better understanding of the “seriousness” of one’s cancer could, in turn, affect the decisions on any treatment options in the future. Dr. Epstein’s presentation covers:
The Gleason Scoring system and the correlating new Grade Group system
Significance of reporting the percentage of Gleason Pattern 4
Significance of reporting Cribriform Pattern 4
Significance of reporting Intraductal Cancer
Mahalo for your participation. Hopefully the event will be of benefit and interest for all of you!
If you have any questions about the prostate cancer support group or the meetings, please contact Paul Mizue (808-222-0425) or Gary Kim (808-486-9675).
To participate in the meeting via Zoom, click on this Meeting Link and follow the instructions on your screen. You will arrive at a "waiting room" from which you will be admitted to the meeting.
It is recommended that you try the link some time in the days before the meeting to make sure you are able to connect. If you have any difficulty, let us know through the Contact Us page on this web site.
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