Support Groups

If you are dealing with prostate cancer, you need not be alone. Support groups can provide ongoing opportunities to learn about the various aspects of the disease, and to share experiences and feelings with others. Most meetings provide an educational program presented by a professional in the field followed by an open discussion session. Most groups encourage partners to attend. For additional information about a specific support group listed below, contact the leader indicated. If you have any questions about the support groups, or are aware of other groups or changes to the listed information, please contact GPCC Board member Bill Beaudin at 770-919-7109 or send an email to: .

DeKalb Medical Center
Support Group
2675 North Decatur Rd., Suite 410
Decatur, GA 30033
3rd Monday of each Month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Contact: George Miranda 404-501-5521 george.miranda@dekalbmedical.org
Emory Healthcare
Prostate Cancer Support Group
1365 Clifton Road, NE – Atlanta
First Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Emory Clinic Bldg B – 5th Floor Conference Room
Facilitator: Joseph Pfeffer, LCSW
404-778-5976
Joseph_pfeffer@emoryhealthcare.org
Men’s Health & Wellness Center PCA Support Group
At the Chapman Cancer Wellness Center Piedmont West Building, I-75 @ Howell Mill Rd
1800 Howell Mill Rd
3rd Thursday
6:30 PM Meeting and dinner
Contact: Henry Oat, 404-210-1865
Emory St. Josephs
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE
2nd Thursday of each month

11:00Am – 12:00 Noon
Free Parking in deck across from Winship Cancer Institude.
Classroom #4 Near Cafeteria at the End of Hallway
Contact: Rebecca Arnold – Facilitator
678-843-7021
Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia – Decatur Prostate Cancer educational lectures are given by physicians every Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. A light dinner is provided. Guests can ask questions. Please call to RSVP.
2339 Lawrenceville Highway – Decatur
Contact: Jennifer McClain
Patient Resources Coordinator
404-320-1550 x208
Jennifer.mcclain@vantageoncology.com
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Center
(Us TOO Info Support Group)
1267 Medical Building Hwy 54, Fayetteville
Fourth Tuesday (except December) – 7:00 PM
Cancer Wellness Center
Contact: Jim O’Hara – 770-632-2898
Jimlohara2@aol.com
Wellstar Kennestone/Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition
2nd Thursday of each month 7-8 PM
Wellness Center Upper Level
Kennestone Cancer Center
320 Kennestone Hospital Blvd.
Marietta 30060
Contact: Michelle Guibault,RN 770-793-7449
michelle.guibault@wellstar.org
Bill Beaudin 770-919-7109
Cancer Support Community (Northside Hosp)
5775 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd.
Bldg “C” Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
3rd Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Contact 404-843-1880 ext 14 or ext “O” for Office Mgr
GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM – Atlanta
Support Group Room 9th Floor B Hallway
Every Second Monday of the Month 1:00pm – 2:00pmContact Antonio Washington(404)489-9022 awashingto1@gmh.edu
Johns Creek Prostate Cancer Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM
Johns Creek United Methodist
Church – Room 201
11180 Medlock Bridge Rd. (Corner Bell Rd)
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Contact: Bill Neils 770-783-2502
Email: wneils@yahoo.com
Athens – (UsToo)
Medical Services Bldg
King Ave & Talmadge, 3rd floor
Athens
Second Thursday – 7:00 PM
Contact: Tom Stephens 770-403-0257
Augusta, GA – (UsToo)
Cancer Center of GA Health Sciences Institute (MCG)
1499 Laney Walker Blvd. Augusta
3rd Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Contact: Terry Leiden
706-724-8548 w or
tleiden@leidenandleiden.com
No meeting June/July
Macon, GA 31210
The Wellness Center 1st Tuesday at 7:00 PM
3797 Northside Drive 478-477-2300
Contact: Charles Krauss 478-633-6349
Macon, GA (Us TOO Central Georgia)
Coliseum Cancer Center
330 Hospital Drive Bldg C
Suite 120
3rd Monday 6 PM
Beverly Stanley, RN, OCN, CONN
478-765-4805
Beverly.stanley@hcahealthcare.com
Savannah, GA
2nd Wednesday every month 6PM, Contact ACS Savannah 912-355-5196 for info. Different location which rotates every month Anderson Cancer Institute/Memorial Hospital or Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion/St Joseph’s Chandler
Statesboro, GA
Support Group 3rd Monday every other month, Education Room 5:30-6:30 PM June, August, October, Dec 2012
East Georgia Regional Medical Center, 1499 Fair Rd, Statesboro
Contact: Kay Nay 912-764-7410 (ACS)
Valdosta, GA
For Information
Contact: Barry Barr
229.561.3893 – cell
barrb@Stifel.com – email 

Other Organizations

The following links may provide you with additional useful information about Prostate Cancer. This resource list represents a small number of possible information sites. The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition provides this list for informational purposes only and does not endorse or control their content.

American Cancer Society
1-800-ACS-2345
Information from the leading private cancer organization in the United States
American Urological Association
1-410-689-3990
Comprehensive information about erectile dysfunction from the Sexual Function Health Council of the AUA Foundation.
Cancer Index
A site with links to cancer resources in many languages.
CANCERINFO.net
Gateway to online cancer information by Sanofi-Aventis.
Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit (CHAMPS)
404-881-0966
CHAMPS will provide a broad range of health information and screening services to adult men of the Metro-Atlanta area. The initiative focuses on the importance of men addressing their health and becoming more educated about overall healthier lifestyles.
Clinical Trials
1-800-4-CANCER
Information about federally and privately supported clinical trials of new diagnostic tools and treatments for various medical conditions, including all prostate diseases.
Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
404-584-7720
Their mission is to reduce the number of deaths in Georgia by accelerating prevention, early detection, treatment and research.
Inspire
A peer-to-peer network of people and families navigating the cancer experience. Multiple communities are available.
Malecare
1-212-673-4920
Prostate Cancer, Support Groups and Prostate Cancer Treatment
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1-212-639-2000
Comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment from
the world’s oldest medical center dedicated to cancer care.
National Association of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions
877-627-7228
Provides support to existing state prostate cancer organizations; to facilitate the development of new state prostate cancer organizations; and to serve as a collective and collaborative voice to make prostate cancer a national health care priority.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Prostate Cancer
1-888-4-CANCER
Comprehensive information from the US government’s National Institutes of Health about prostate cancer including support groups and resources, clinical trials, complementary and alternative medicine, statistics, diagnosis and treatment and a list of the major research centers for prostate cancer in the United States.
People Living with Cancer
1-703-797-1914
The patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) – provides more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, trials, coping and side effects. Additional resources include a Find an Oncologist database, live chats, message boards, a drug database and links to patient-support organizations.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
1-800-757-CURE
The world’s largest source of philanthropic funding for prostate cancer research. Also disseminates information to promote public awareness.
Prostate Cancer Research Institute
1-800-641-PCRI
Access to educational information on prostate cancer via Helpline plus articles from free “Insights” newsletter.
 Prostate Cancer Treatment Foundation
206-453-2987
Their goal is to help people make better decisions about localized prostate cancer treatment by showing which treatments are most effective.
 Prostate Health Education Network
617-481-4020
To eliminate the African American prostate cancer disparity as black men in the United States have the nation’s highest prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates.
 ProstAware.org
ProstAware (“Prostate cancer awareness through music and technology”) is dedicated to educating the Atlanta area about prostate health and how everyone can participate in the battle against prostate cancer.
 UsTOO International
630-795-1002
Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
Veterans Administration (VA)
For a direct line, call Ron Hackney cell: 404-863-1552
 Zero – The Project to End Prostate Cancer
Information on awareness, outreach, and advocacy for prostate cancer.
 Informacion en Espanol de la NCI
1-800-4-CANCER
Comprehensive information about cancer in Spanish from the National Cancer Institute

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