Premier Cares Foundation Prostate Cancer Support Group
When: Monday, March 14
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Premier Urology Group, 50 Eastdale Ave., North, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Premier Cares Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Hudson Valley’s only prostate cancer support group. The first meeting of this group will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at Premier Urology at Eastdale Village in Poughkeepsie. These groups are planned to occur several times throughout the year and will always be offered free of charge.
On March 14, Dr. Evan Goldfischer will facilitate the group. Dr. Goldfischer is a board-certified urologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in urology at the University of Chicago and received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Goldfischer serves as the Director of the Research Department at Premier Medical Group, was the recipient of a Health Care Heroes award from Hudson Valley Parent and Hudson Valley Life magazines. He is the founder and Chair of the Board of Premier Cares Foundation.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for American men and ranks second for cancer-related mortality. One in five American men are affected, and the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 180,000 new cases and 37,000 deaths each year are directly related to prostate cancer. While effective when detected early, the treatments for prostate cancer can be difficult to manage physically, mentally, and emotionally. The consequences of treatment can be embarrassing and scary. This group will provide an opportunity for patients to share their personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about prostate cancer and treatments. For many people, a health-related support group like this one may fill a gap between medical treatment and the critical need for emotional support.
Current prostate cancer patients, survivors, and family members are invited to join this engaging health forum. Topics for the group may include advancements in clinical research for prostate cancer; the importance of nutrition, exercise, and a positive mind-set; and how to deal with the side effects of treatment. This event is free and refreshments will be served.