Prostate Support Group
of the Treasure Coast

 

Associated with and supported by

Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center*
Martin Health Systems*

Us Too International*
Molly's House*

 

Blue Ribbon

 

Held on the 1st Thursday of each month
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

at

Molly's House
 430 E. Osceola Street
Held in the Library - 1st Floor
Stuart, FL 34994

 

Blue Ribbon

 

 

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Our heartfelt thanks to the following physicians for the donation of their time and service to our community.
The following physicians participate in the Prostate Cancer Screening program at Martin Hospital.

Antonio J. Beltran, MD
Michael E. Lustgarten, MD  Chairman
Vincent P. Miraglia, MD
David M. Rodin, MD

 

Past Guest Speakers

Our sincere thanks to our guest speakers.
The giving of their time to our group has provided invaluable help and support to our members.

 

 

August 2, 2018 - Dr. Ricky Siegel, PhD Sexology, LMHC, AASSECT Certified Sex Therapist

July 5, 2018 - Erica Gold will discuss Pelvic Floor PT to help with incontinence. This a new specialized field.  

October 6, 2016 - Dr. Seeger, MD will discuss treatments for ED including the use of testosterone. Testosterone use has been one of our most requested subjects.

June 2, 2016 - Dr. Antonio J. Beltran, MD Martin County urologist who will discuss surgical options for PC.

January 7, 2016 - Bonnie Gulko, oncology dietician. Bonnie spoke on how important diet can be for the cancer patient.

July 2, 2015 - Dr. Michael Lustgarten, MD Martin County urologist. Dr. Lustgarten spoke on the use of mesh/slings for incontinence after prostate surgery.

March 5, 2015 - Dr. Stuart Shipe, DOM, PA. Dr. Shipe will speak on the benefits of traditional Chinese healing. Acupuncture will also be discussed in detail.

June 4, 2014 - Crystal Stokes, acupuncturist. Crystal will discuss how acupuncture can relieve many of the symptoms associated with cancer.

May 1, 2014 - Dr. Abesada, MD  is board certified in medical oncology. Dr. Abesada will discuss the medical treatment of prostate cancer. (Chemotherapy)

September 5, 2013 - Dr. Steven Lofton, MD  Dr. Lofton is a pathologist at Martin Hospital. He will explain to our group in detail, everything you ever wanted to know about the pathology of prostate cancer. He is also very knowledgeable on the different approaches to prostate cancer treatments.
 
April 4, 2013 - Our guest speaker was urologist, Dr. Michael Lustgarten, MD. Dr. Lustgarten discussed in detail the various surgical treatments for prostate cancer. Members of the group were able to ask questions pertaining to their personal issues which was not only helpful to the member asking the question, but to the entire group.

 

       Map to our meeting location

 

 

 

Patient and Family Support Group Preamble 

This support group meeting is a place of refuge for those affected by cancer. To preserve the safe space that our meetings provide, we remember that each one of us is on a journey all our own, and we honor the decisions of others as being exactly right for them. We also afford all members the opportunity to finish the thoughts they choose to share. We ask members not to cross talk which includes several people talking at once or engaging in conversations back and forth between two people, thus not giving the broader group an opportunity to share. This mutual respect is central to the support and strength that our meetings are meant to provide. We also ask that you respect the anonymity and confidentiality of each member. What you hear here, and whom you see here, let it stay here.

 

Notice

As of August 31, 2013, the American Cancer Society (ACS) dropped sponsorship of all Man to Man support groups in the US.  No reason was given.
The name of our support group will change to the "Prostate Support Group of the Treasure Coast" and we will continue to provide support, education and encouragement to all men as we have done in the past.
All are welcome. Our goal is to reach and provide support to all men and their caregivers who are concerned about their prostate health who are looking for information, or those diagnosed with prostate cancer needing support. Our members are willing to share their experiences, or to help those seeking information on treatment options.  Each person makes their own decisions based on personal experiences and needs.  We are here to support your decisions, answer your questions and provide information. We extend a hand of friendship to those that could benefit from our experiences and welcome you to join us. If you would like to be on our e-mail or mailing list, please submit your contact information, including e-mail address, to David Shore - bd-shore@comcast.net  Your name and contact information will be held in the strictest confidence and is never shared. 

If you would like more information about our group, you may contact me at:

B. David Shore 
(772) 283-9777
bd-shore@comcast.net

 

* Note:
We receive a tremendous amount of support from the organizations listed below. Support & donations to these organizations are encouraged.

Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center*
501 East Osceola St.
Stuart, FL 34994
772.288.5858
www.martunhealth.org

Martin Health Systems*
Martin Health System
200 SE Hospital Ave,
Stuart, FL 34995
772.287.5200
www.martinhealth.org

Us Too International*
2720 S. River Road
Suite 112
Des Plaines, IL 60018
800.808.7866
www.ustoo.org

Molly's House*
430 E. Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
772.223.6659
www.mollyshouse.org