If you found this website you’re probably seeking information about prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Information Group (PCIG) of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentuckyis a network of hundreds of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Many of us have been treated for the disease while others are still gathering information and making a decision about treatment.
Collectively, we possess a wealth of information and experience, which we share openly with those who request it. We believe that successfully surviving prostate cancer is often the result of proper education and confident decision-making. We provide information to men who are newly diagnosed, men who have been treated, men dealing with the side effects of treatment, and those whose cancer has returned.
We are not medical professionals and are not qualified to provide medical advice, but we are highly knowledgeable, experienced prostate cancer survivors who share our personal experience and knowledge on a peer-to-peer basis.
We know that men who are recently diagnosed with prostate cancer are often under stress and can benefit from the advice of those who have gone before. Many of us did not have a group like PCIG to turn to when we were diagnosed. Consequently, we now help men avoid the problems we encountered by providing the knowledge and experience we wish had been available to us.
The Prostate Cancer Information Group meets twice each month at The Cancer Support Community (CSC) building located at 4918 Cooper Road in Blue Ash, Ohio. Each of our two meetings has its own format, agenda and requirements. Both provide an excellent opportunity to network with men who have become self-educated about treatments, side effects and issues of prostate cancer.
Men 2 Men meeting - 2nd Wednesday of Each Month
If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to understand your treatment options, learn about potential side effects of different types of treatments, or understand what other men have gone through, this is an excellent place to start. Participation is limited to men only. Each session is professionally facilitated and averages two to dozen men. The group is comprised of men recently diagnosed, men actively monitoring their prostate cancer, and men who have been treated. The conversation is frank and no subjects are off limits. The meetings start at 7 PM and are held in the Cancer Support Community building in Blue Ash, OH.
Educational Meeting - Last Wednesday of each Month
Participation in the education meeting is open to prostate cancer patients, survivors, and families. All are welcome. The group averages 40 people. As the name states, this meeting is educational in focus with a featured speaker presenting on a specific topic related to prostate cancer.These meetings often evolve from presentations to question-and-answer sessions and then into engaging general group discussions. Tom Young, PCIG Ambassador, serves as host for these meetings. Pre-registration is not required, just show up and enjoy the presentation