Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Prostate cancer support groups are meetings where a newly diagnosed patient can gain additional information based on fellow patient's experiences.

What Is A Prostate Cancer Support Group?

A prostate cancer support group is an organized meeting where men can come and talk to other men and learn about their disease. In truth these groups stress information as opposed to hand holding support so the name is somewhat of a misnomer. Wives, family members or friends are welcome in the majority of the groups.

There are two basic forms of prostate support groups, the self-help group and the professionally mentored support group. The self-help group is led by prostate cancer patients. The professionally mentored support group, on the other hand, is led by a licensed professional who has training and expertise in group dynamics. Either of these two forms can be just as effective in helping the new and recovering prostate cancer patient. Some self-help groups even meet in private homes.

There are three organizations that sponsor prostate cancer support groups in the United States. They are the American Cancer Society's Man to Man, US Too! International, and Malecare. These organizations sponsor groups all over the country

Why Do I Need A Prostate Cancer Support Group?

Cancer causes a variety of emotions from anger, to confusion, to depression. Prostate cancer will bring a man face to face with his own unique problems. It is said that the good thing about prostate cancer is that there are a lot of treatments for it. It is also said that the problem with prostate cancer is that there are so many treatments for it.

Questions in a newly diagnosed man's mind run from, am I going to die, to what kind of treatment is best for my particular cancer and where do I go to get it, to what will happen to my sex life? These are all legitimate questions and some men in the self help support group will have gone through the situation and be able to tell you about their experiences. A prostate cancer support group gives a man a place to express all of his questions and concerns. There are no questions discussed in support groups that are taboo. A support group can create a better relationship between a patient and his physician by providing information on how to live with this new experience.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups in New Jersey

Atlantic County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Us Too Man 2 Man
Shore Memorial Hospital
One East New York AvenueSomers Point, NJ 08244
Burnett Watson
maggiesshoes@comcast.net
609-641-7907

Bergen County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Us Too/ Man 2 Man
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect AvenueHackensack, NJ 07601
Melissa Donahue
mdonahue@humed.com
(201) 288-8223 Co Facilitator: Joe Cavalli -(201) 288-8223
Email: joendebcav@optonline.net

Bob Harvey (201) 357-4030
Email: bob1138@optonline.net
Us Too
Valley Hospital Daniel & Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center
1 Valley Health PlazaParamus, NJ 07562
3rd Friday of each month 10AM to 12PM Maureen Flannery
acoldon@optonline.net
201-634-5787 Co-Facilitators: Al Coldon (201) 694-443
Email: acoldon@optonline.net 4

Peter Garrone Email: pgarrone@verizon.net
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Holy Name Hospital Regional Cancer Center
718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666Teaneck, NJ 07666
Meets the 4th Thursday 2PM-3:30PM Vivian Gaits R.N.
vagaits@aol.com
201-541-5900
Lifelines
Church of the Presentation
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
meets every fourth Tuesday 7:45-9:00 PM
lifelines@optonline.net
201-505-9653

Burlington County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info

Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County
175 Madison AveMount Holly, NJ 08060
American Cancer Society Patient Services
800-227-2345

Camden County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Us Too
Cooper Prostate Institute
900 Centennial Blvd, Suite AVoorhees, NJ 08043
2nd Tuesday Feb, May, Sept, Nov. 6PM-7:30PM Frank DelRossi
Delrossi-francis@cooperhealth.edu
(800)-8-COOPER

Cape May County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Cumberland County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info

South Jersey Healthcare-The Fitness Connection
1430 West Sherman Avenue, Vineland NJ 08360Vineland, NJ 08360

jprofetto@vinelandcity.org
856-692-7245 Comments: When calling (856) 616-1650 or (800)-227-2345 American Cancer Society, press 3 for ext. 102.

Located at the Northwest Corner of Orchard Rd and Sherman Avenue. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7PM-8:30PM.

Essex County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Us Too
VA Affairs/NJ
385 Tremont AvenueEast Orange, NJ 07019
Medical Center NJ Healthcare System 4th Monday 4PM Janel Cogswell
janetcogswell@med.va.gov
973-395-7086
Us Too
Barnabas Medical Center
Rad/Onc classroom 1749 D WingLivingston, NJ 07039
2nd Tuesday of month 7:00PM-8:30PM Angela McCabe
amccabe@sbhcs.com
973-322-2668
Us Too
Mountainside Hospital
Montclair, NJ 07042
Bridget Nash
Bridget.nash@mountainsidehosp.com
973-429-6038

Gloucester County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Hudson County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Hunterdon County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Mercer County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Princeton HealthCare System
Community Education & Outreach
731 Alexander Road Suite 103Princeton, NJ 08540

609-497-4475 www.princetonhcs.org/calendar
Capital Health System
446 Bellevue AvenueTrenton, NJ 08618
Karen Yatcilla
kyatcilla@chsnj.org
609-394-4255

Middlesex County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Monmouth County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
The Wellness Community
Prostate Cancer Networking Group
613 Hope RoadEatontown, NJ 07724
3rd Monday of the month
jan@twcjerseyshore.org
732-578-9200 www.thewellnesscommunity.org/jerseyshore
Man to Man Health Awareness Center
CentraState Medical Center Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus @ CentraState
901 W Main StreetFreehold, NJ 07728
Meets 4th Monday of the month @ 7PM to 9PM Jack Stauffer
oasisman70@yahoo.com
732-308-0571 Facilitator: Jack Stauffer
The Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical
Center-US-Too & American Cancer Society
300 Second AvenueLong Branch, NJ 07740
Barbara Sierocki
tmerer@sbhcs.com
732-923-6575 Co Leader: Jeff Ozimek (723)-542-6335
Email: anjoz@verizon.net

Co Leader: Bob Sherman.
Email: bobsherm@aol.com

To register call (732) 923-6575
Neptune Prostate Cancer Support Group US Too
Midtown Community Elementary School (Corner of Rt 33 and Atkins Ave)
Neptune, NJ 07753
Rich Guilfoyle
rguilfoy@monmouth.edu
732-493-3913 Alternate leader Facilitator: Marc Gordon (732)-774-3683 Or Robert Sherman 732-688-8706
American Cancer Society-Man to Man
Riverview Medical Center
1 Riverview PlazaRed Bank, NJ 07701
Meeting location-Booker Health Center 1st Floor, Cancer Center Conference Room 2nd Thursday 3PM to 4:30PM. Joan Toole
jtoole@meridianhealth.com
732-530-2468

Morris County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Prostate Cancer Support Group
St. Claire's Hospital
25 Pocono RoadDenville, NJ 07834
Conference Room C, Dover 4th Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon Diane Wood
973-625-6176 American Cancer Society (800)-227-2345
Us Too
Morristown Memorial Hospital
100 Madison AveMorristown, NJ 07960
Morristown, NJ 07960 First Tuesday of the month in the Forbes Amphitheater at 7:30PM-9:30PM Bill Grassmyer
wjgrassmyer@yahoo.com
973-895-2135 Catherine Owens (973) 971-5169

Ocean County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Ocean Medical Center American Cancer Society
425 Jack Martin BlvdBrick, NJ 08723
1st Thursday 7PM-9PM Main Conference Room Brenda Dubuss
lpuccio1@comcast.net
732-349-2950 Contact: for more information, please call (800)-ACS-2345
Facilitator: Rod Garman, Brenda Dubuss at OMC, Dick Muller, (732) 349-2950
Email: lpuccio1@comcast.net
Us Too
Community Medical Center The Lighthouse Network
591 Lakehurst RoadToms River, NJ 08755
Karen Purcell
Lpuccio1@comcast.net
800-621-0096 Facilitator: Larry Puccio (732) 349-2950
Email: Lpuccio1@comcast.net

Passaic County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Salem County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Somerset County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.

Sussex County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Sparta Cancer Center
89 Sparta AvenueSparta, NJ 07871
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Michele.capossela@cancer.org
(800) ACS-2345 American Cancer Society

Union County

Group Name Address Meeting Info Contact Phone More Info

Trinitas Hospital
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Grisela Hidalgo
908-994-8535 Quarterly to be announced

Warren County

There are no Prostate Cancer Support groups in this county. Please check neighboring counties.