Would you like to talk with another man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer? Who had a particular type of prostate cancer treatment? Or who received their prostate cancer care at PAMF?
PAMF's Prostate Cancer Buddy Program can put you in touch with men who have also been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have completed a wide range of prostate cancer treatments. The buddies know what you are going through, because they've been there—and survived. They are available to share their own personal experiences, and provide understanding, support and practical information.
"Getting another patient's perspective in the process is helpful because there are so many emotions and questions following a prostate cancer diagnosis. They can get information from their doctors and specialists, but when a patient hears what other prostate cancer survivors—and even their wives—went through to get to where they are today, it helps them feel more comfortable about the decision they've made for their treatment," says Frank delaRama, R.N., MSN, AOCNS, clinical nurse specialist and prostate cancer navigator at PAMF's Cancer Care Clinic.
Contact us to request a buddy at any point along your journey. Or, if you're a prostate cancer survivor, one year or more out of treatment or surveillance, please contact us about volunteering as a buddy. Call Frank delaRama at (650) 853-4816 or email.