5 Places to Get Support for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Posted On: November 3, 2020

In this blog post, I am listing some places prostate cancer survivors or those battling prostate cancer can go to for support.

1. Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which is dedicated to minimising the impact of cancer in Singapore through the provision of cancer treatment subsidies, financial and welfare aid to needy cancer patients, home hospice care services for terminally-ill cancer patients, as well as rehabilitation support programmes for recovering cancer patients and cancer survivors. In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes. Annually, the SCS helps more than 2,000 needy cancer patients and reaches out to more than 100,000 individuals through its cancer screening, public educational and community outreach programmes.
2. Us TOO International is a nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing educational materials and resources at no charge. Established in 1990, the organization was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer.

In addition to the following list of Us TOO educational resources and support services, there are more than 200 support groups throughout the U.S. and abroad that also help men and their spouses/partners and families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects.

3. HealingWell.com is about living mindfully and healing well with chronic illness. It’s a community where people come together, reach out, find support and understanding, and share with others. We feature a thriving support community, health articles, newsletter and resources to help you actively manage the challenges of living with chronic illness. Launched in 1997, today it has more than 160,000+ community members, 20,000+ newsletter subscribers, and 370,000+ social media followers. We value your privacy and work hard to provide you with accurate and trusted health information.
4. Prostate Cancer International, Inc.
– Our goal is simple — to provide them with straightforward, accurate, actionable information to help them talk carefully and knowledgeably with their doctors, their families, and others.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of serious cancer affecting men around the world. … Making good decisions about the need for testing, the need for treatment, and how to live well with this disorder is both important and complicated.

5.  ZERO – Most people don’t know that a watershed moment for prostate cancer was inspired by breast cancer. In 1996, several groups of concerned patients, physicians, and advocates came together to create the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. Modeled after the National Breast Cancer Coalition, this new organization was formed to stand up for men and their families impacted by prostate cancer and become a political force for a cure.

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink and its associated social network are services of Prostate Cancer International.

5. Franktalk.org is the patient support project of the Erectile Dysfunction Foundation, Inc (EDF). The EDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is: “To educate men about erectile dysfunction and help them find treatment or cure through education, support, advocacy, and research.”

The marketing roar of advertising for men’s sexual health products and drugs has created an atmosphere of embarrassment and ridicule for men experiencing sexual problems. In  most cultures, men are just not very comfortable talking to each other with any openness about their sexual difficulties. Partners of men with ED unknowingly complicate issues by questioning if they, the sex partner, are part of the problem.  Even the medical profession is often ill-equipped to deal with sexual medicine. This can create a toxic atmosphere where, all too often, men simply forego seeking help for their problems.

I have been working with prostate cancer survivors through Singapore Cancer Society since 2019. If you’re in Singapore, I suggest you ask for sexuality counseling through them.

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality before launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling in May 2018. In practice for more than 12 years, she is the only certified sexuality educator and certified sexuality educator supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the media, Dr. Lee is the appointed Clinical Sexologist for Singapore Cancer Society. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She has published four books: Love, Sex and Everything In-BetweenOrgasmic YogaFrom Princess to Queen and {Un}Inhibited.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

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