Us TOO in Seattle Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are open to men with prostate cancer, their loved ones, friends, and caregivers. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information on prostate cancer, its diagnoses, treatments, side effects, current research and other aspects that may be used to help us make informed decisions about the disease. Us TOO in Seattle monthly meetings offer peer-to-peer interaction and support, plus unbiased information from experts in areas related to prostate cancer including surgery, radiation, medication, psychology, healthy lifestyles, and more.
Spouses, partners, other family members and caregivers are welcome.
Each Us TOO in Seattle meeting starts at 6pm with a facilitated discussion between participants followed by an educational presentation at 7pm by a healthcare provider or other speaker. Meetings end promptly at 8:00.Next Meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6 -8 pm ONLINE
Roundtable discussion among members and guests, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm: Guest Speaker: Dr. Emily Weg
Topic: Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
"I am a board-eligible radiation oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with genitourinary cancers, such as prostate cancer. These diseases affect the male urinary tract and reproductive system. An important part of individualizing care in radiation oncology is being proficient with advanced technological tools and approaches and knowing when to use each one. My expertise spans stereotactic radiosurgery, proton therapy, brachytherapy and image-guided intensity-modulated techniques, among others.
"In addition to providing clinical care, I study how to improve the effectiveness of radiation treatment while minimizing side effects. Another area of interest is cancer genomics; understanding how a tumor’s DNA drives its behavior can help us tailor a person’s treatment more precisely. The goal of my research is to stay a step ahead of cancer in order to maximize the quality and quantity of each patient’s life."
Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - Dr. Michael Schweizer on bipolar testosterone therapy