Whether you are newly diagnosed and learning about prostate cancer or a long-term survivor interested in the newest prostate cancer treatment and management, these sessions are for you. The Prostate Cancer Support Group is designed to support patients with open discussion about coping, adjusting, and problem-solving. Members are encouraged to share their experiences and feelings in an atmosphere of respect and sensitivity.
Meeting topics are presented by speakers and discuss prostate cancer treatments, anxiety, nutrition, men’s health and more.
In 2021, meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. All meetings are being held virtually until further notice.
2021 Meeting Dates:
To register, please email PCSupportgroup@upmc.edu. You will receive an automatic response with upcoming support group information. Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are coordinated in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
For more information or to ask questions about the UCPA / UPMC Prostate Cancer Support Group, please call (717) 724-0720 or (717) 763-1174.
All prostate cancer patients, survivors and their families are invited to the December Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting, scheduled for Thursday, December 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually.
This month’s topic is Men’s Sexual Health. The meeting will present information that may pertain to men coping with prostate cancer, provide open discussion about adjusting and problem solving, and provide support attendees and their families.
Registration is required to attend. Please email PCSupportgroup@upmc.edu. Instructions to log into the meeting will be sent to all pre-registered participants. For questions, call UCPA at 717-724-0720 or 717-763-1174.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are hosted jointly by UPMC and UCPA. More
Tune in to hear about Cal Ripken, Jr.’s journey with prostate cancer on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 12 noon. Registration is required. To register, click the link below.
Exosome Diagnostics, a Bio-Techne brand, has established a new partnership with Hall of Famer and baseball’s all-time “Iron Man”, Cal Ripken Jr. He is a 2007 Hall of Famer, 19-time All-Star, and two-time MVP. This year marks 25 years since Ripken played in his 2,131st consecutive game, eclipsing the thought to be unbreakable record of 2,130 set by the legendary Lou Gehrig. He went on to play an additional 501 games before finishing his baseball career with 2,632 consecutive games. Recently the 21-year Major League veteran divulged that earlier this year he was diagnosed with and successfully treated for prostate cancer.
The ExoDx Prostate (EPI) test played an important role in the management of Cal’s prostate cancer and he would like to share his journey with you in this webinar.
We believe Cal’s story is powerful and compelling and hope you will join us.
Registration is required. Register here: https://cutt.ly/CalRipkenJr_webinar . More
For men suffering from frequent urination during the day and night, urgency, or difficulty going, you may have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. This condition affects more than 40 million men in the U.S. and we see many men in their 40s, 50s, and older with symptoms of BPH.
Though BPH negatively impacts men’s quality of life, suffering is unnecessary. Effective treatment options are available.
Join us for a virtual men’s health seminar on Wednesday, September 23, at either 11:30 a.m. or 8:30 p.m. This seminar will share more about BPH treatment options, including the UroLift (R) System, that may help relieve your symptoms.
To register, visit www.UroLift.com/Seminar. More
UPMC and UCPA have partnered up to bring patients, families and survivors a way to connect, learn and obtain support. The UPMC/UCPA Prostate Cancer Support Group is going online!
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
To register, email PCSupportgroup@upmc.edu today! On the day of the meeting, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to log in to the online meeting.
If you have questions about the UPMC/UCPA Prostate Cancer Support Group, please call 717-418-8182. More
Out of precautions due to COVID-19, the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary Gala Planning Committee has rescheduled their Spring Gala – An Evening at the Bazaar – to November 21, 2020, at the West Shore Country Club. The event is a marketplace for generosity, evoking elegant and vibrant colors, mystery and fun.
Urology of Central PA is proud to sponsor this event and we invite you to mark your calendar for November 21 and plan to attend. Visit www.BidPal.net/Auxiliary2020Gala for further updates. More
Whether you’re newly diagnosed and just learning about prostate cancer, or if you’re a long-term survivor and want to know what’s new in prostate cancer treatment and management, this session is for you.
All prostate cancer survivors and their family members are welcome!
Topic: Patient Assistance for Patients with Prostate Cancer
WHEN? Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE? Urology of Central PA
100 Corporate Center Drive Suite 100
Camp Hill PA 17011
WANT TO ATTEND? Please Register 717-724-0380
(Meetings are scheduled the 3rd Thursday of even months…February, April, June, etc…) More
Join the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition for the 6th Annual Blue Jean Gala on Saturday April 4, 2020, from 6 – 10 p.m., at the Desmond Hotel.
More information here: https://pa-prostate-cancer-coalition.square.site/ More
Overactive Bladder or OAB is extremely common. 1 in 6 adults has OAB – making it more common than vision problems and diabetes. Many people think that urinary leakage is just part of getting older, but it is not.
Urology of Central Pennsylvania invites you to attend a free educational seminar about Overactive Bladder’s causes, treatment options and coverage on March 16, at the Linglestown Giant Community Center, located at 2300 Linglestown Road, in Harrisburg. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.
The seminar will discuss conditions, causes and symptoms of OAB and outline the variety of treatment options available. Information about which therapies are covered by Medicare and private insurers will also be shared.
RSVP for the seminar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-888-9000. The event is co-sponsored by Medtronic and Urology of Central Pennsylvania and supported by the National Association for Continence.
Urology of Central Pennsylvania’s Dr. Lewis Harpster offers patients the benefit of a Men’s Health Clinic on the first Monday of each month. Referring physicians are encouraged to send patients who would benefit to the clinic.
Patients will be able to meet with a representative who can explain various treatment options in depth and answer questions prior to meeting with Dr. Harpster.
The Men’s Health Clinic will focus on Male Sexual Health, specifically:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Ejaculatory Dysfunction
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Hypogonadism (low T)
- Male Urinary Incontinence
UCPA offers insurance verification assistance to patients.
To learn more about the Men’s Health Clinic, please call Urology of Central Pennsylvania at (717) 724-0720 (Harrisburg) or (717) 763-1174 (Camp Hill). More