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Help me find a support group in California for gay men who were recently diagnosed with prostate cancer?
- Anna(AI First Responder)••Verified by Curio clinician
I understand that receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and finding a support group can valuable resource for emotional support and shared experiences. Here are a few areas to look at to find additional support:
Reach out to cancer organizations: Organizations such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) or Prostate Cancer Foundation often have local support groups listed on their websites. You can search their directories by location and filter for support groups that focus on prostate cancer or LGBTQ+ individuals.
Contact local hospitals and clinics: Many healthcare facilities support groups for cancer patients. Reach out to your, cancer centers, or urology clinics and inquire if they have any support groups tailored to gay men with prostate cancer.
Check with LGBTQ+ organizations and resources: LGBTQ+ organizations such as LGBT Network(https://lgbtnetwork.org/). may have on support groups or resources specifically for gay men with prostate cancer. They be able to provide contact information or point you in the right direction.
Online support groups: offers various platforms where people can connect with others facing similar experiences. Websites like CancerCare (https://www.cancercare.org/) and HealthUnlocked (https://healthunlocked.com/) Cancer Support Group on Facebook can be helpful resources to find virtual support groups for gay men with cancer.
Additionally, consider reaching out to your healthcare provider or cancer care team. They be of local prostate cancer support groups or resources specifically for gay men. Remember, finding the support group is essential, and it's okay to explore different options to ensure you find a group that meets your needs.
- Jordan Owashi(Care Navigator)•
Hi there - support groups are a great way to connect with others on a similar journey. Are you able to share what city you're located in, if you'd like in-person groups?
The The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert has a prostate support group for men, hosted by Jim Early, but it is in person only. You can find more information here: https://thecentercv.org/calendar/prostate-cancer-support-group/2023-08-08/
If you're looking for an online group, here is the specific link for the Prostate Cancer and Gay Men group through HealthUnlocked: https://healthunlocked.com/prostate-cancer-gay-men
UCSF has a Prostate Cancer Support Group for Gay Men that is hosted online and open to the community in addition to UCSF patients. You can view more information here, as well as how to contact the group to join: https://www.ucsfhealth.org/services/cancer-support-groups#prostategaymen
- UCSF also has a peer support program that might be of interest to you.
Please let me know if you’d like additional help with in-person support groups in a specific city, and I'm happy to do so.