Thinking of joining a ZERO Us TOO support group? Learn more about what you could gain from joining a support group!
Why Join a ZERO Us TOO Support Group?
What is an Us TOO Support Group? A support group is a group of people with common experiences or concerns who meet regularly to provide one another with encouragement, comfort, and advice. Us TOO Support Groups are offered to patients, partners, and caregivers and provide a safe space to meet and discuss topics including: testing, treatment options, side effect management, sexual health and intimacy concerns after treatment, emotional distress, caregiver challenges, and everything else in between. Support groups are also offered for Black men, the LGBTQIA+ Community, deaf men, Spanish-speaking men, and female caregivers, just to name a few. Support groups may meet in person or virtually and there are advantages to both. In addition to providing support, some groups invite medical experts to share the latest in prostate cancer education, treatment, and research. The interactive format of a support group allows members to exchange information and ideas with the goal of empowering members with knowledge that comes from a shared experience. Why Should I Join a Support Group? While every prostate cancer diagnosis is unique, members of support groups often have similar feelings and concerns. Joining a support group may benefit those dealing with prostate cancer by: Improving understanding of prostate cancer treatment and side effects
Helping with feelings of loneliness, isolation, and fear Providing practical feedback about treatment options
Having open and honest discussions Improving skills to cope with challenges
Reducing distress, depression, anxiety, or fatigue Giving members a sense of empowerment and hope Learning from others who have “been there, done that”
Every person benefits from support in different ways. ZERO also offers virtual support options, one-on-one support, and educational events to help all those impacted by prostate cancer to stay connected and informed. Learn more at zerocancer.org/peer-support. ZERO Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. About ZERO
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