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Our Mission To help survivors of prostate cancer and their families lead healthy and productive lives, physically, mentally and spiritually, by offering fellowship, shared counseling and discussion sessions, both formal and informal, pertaining to updated medical options and a positive mental outlook.
What we are A support group that provides information, education, real-life experience, treatment information and emotional support to men and their loved ones who have been impacted by prostate cancer.
When we meet Our Support Group general meeting is once a month, always on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (No December meetings)
Where we meet The meeting is in the two story redwood Education Building behind the Santa Cruz Dominican Hospital. We meet in the Katz Cancer Resource Center on the 1st Floor which is also the location for the American Cancer Society.
Partners welcome! Our Support Group welcomes wives, partners, and significant others of men with prostate cancer to attend our general meetings and take part in activities. We believe that prostate cancer is a disease that impacts the family, and as such, family members want to be involved in decisions and support activities.

Who we are and

Who to call with questions

Steering Committee and Peer Advisors:

Joe Ferrara 426-7724; Bill McDermott 423-8350; Howard Waage 688-0423 (Newsletter and ACS Liaison); Julie Batz 724-2701; Ron Locey 214-4338; Eric Minoski 359-0679 --all numbers in 831 area code---

Free Lending Library

@ Katz Cancer Resource Center

Our Support Group maintains quite a few, up to date books and videos about prostate cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for anyone interested in doing research or needs information about this disease. Our library are on the back wall of the Katz Cancer Resource Center, Dominican Hospital Education Building, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday or by Appointment (831) 462 7770.
Affiliations The Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group is affiliated with and supported by the American Cancer Society and the Prostate Cancer Self-Help Group of the Central Coast. We are also a chapter of Us Too International.
Donate to Help Our Support Group via PayPal

Please feel free to contact any of the above Steering Committte members if you would like to volunteer, have suggestions or questions, or would like a "buddy". See above for list of members.

Except as noted: Copyright © 2012 by Santa Cruz Prostate Cancer Support Group. All rights reserved. 


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Legal Disclaimer:

The Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group does not endorse any provider, organization, product or individual.  All medical decisions should be made with the advice and consultation of medical professionals.  

Latest update: 5/1/2012 Paul Johnson