UPMC UCPA Patient Care and Service Updated during Coronavirus Pandemic

June 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting Postponed

The June 17, 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting has been postponed. Please join us for the July meeting where Caitlin Murphy from ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer will speak about the upcoming ZERO Prostate Cancer Walk/Run Harrisburg at City Island in September.

Learn more and see upcoming dates by clicking here:


Snip City 2021 – Premium Appointments Now Available

Snip City 2021 – Premium Appointments Now Available

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2021 Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting Dates Announced

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:
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

To register, please email 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.


December Virtual Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting Date Announced

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 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.


My Journey with Prostate Cancer: Cal Ripken, Jr.

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: .


Virtual Men’s Health Seminar Discusses Enlarged Prostate Solutions

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


Prostate Cancer Support Group Now Offered Online

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 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.