Genetics & Genomic Testing – UsTOO

While not appropriate for every prostate cancer patient, genomic testing can provide a man and his care team with valuable information at various stages of disease management specific to whether the cancer is likely to be aggressive or indolent, thereby helping him to make an informed decision on how to best address his prostate cancer.

Read more about Genetics vs. Genomics, Tools and Tests available here

Testosterone supplements and new AUA guidelines on management of testosterone deficiency

The American Urological Association (AUA) has just issued a complete set of new guidelines by Mulhall et al. entitled “Evaluation and management of testosterone deficiency: AUA guideline” which includes specific guidance about the appropriateness of testosterone supplements in men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Read the article on The Prostate Cancer Infolink here

Cancer CAREpoint May 2018 Schedule and Update

As you know, Cancer CAREpoint provides free non-medical support to cancer patients, survivors and their families and caregivers.  As more and more people become survivors we are expanding our programs to help them transition to their new post-cancer lives.  Many cancer survivors share the struggle to develop their “new normal.” The goal is to acknowledge the trauma that is cancer diagnosis and treatment, but not to allow that diagnosis to take over the rest of your life.  If you are done with active treatment, please consider the following programs:

  • Cancer Survivorship 101:  A two hour survivorship seminar in Fremont at PAMF on 4/21 at 10:00 am
  • Survivorship Workshop Series:  6 week series for people who are interested in processing the emotional impact of cancer treatment.  Learn about practical tools and resources to help move forward after cancer.  Next series starts on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 pm at our Resource Center.  Please call for other dates.
  • Eating for Health– Survivor Nutrition:  A four week nutrition series led by Nancy Birang, BS, MT (ASCP), NC starting on June 20 at 6:30 pm at our Resource Center.

Here is the calendar for May.  We also have a new nutrition program that I am very excited about! Cancer CAREpoint purchased a set of  videos narrated by Rebecca Katz, the famous author of the Cancer Fighting Kitchen cookbook.  The programs are interesting, colorful and easy to understand.  We will watch about 45 minutes of the program  on each of two nights and our nutritionist Stephanie Figueroa, NC, will be there to answer questions and provide samples of the food prepared on the show. This nutrition class will meet on Monday, May 14th and May 21st at 6:30 at our Resource Center, please plan to attend both nights.

Thanks for your interest and support, as always, feel free to call or email if you have questions or concerns.

Sheryl Brown – Director of Operations and Programs

Cancer CAREpoint, 2505 Samaritan Dr., Suite 402

San Jose, CA 95124

408.402.6612