To make unbiased information about screening, diagnosis and treatment options accessible to those affected by prostate cancer, including military veterans, no matter where they receive care and at no cost.
Us TOO Rochester collaborates with a variety of experienced providers and community groups who donate their time, knowledge and energy helping to achieve our mission.
Us TOO Rochester is the regional affiliate of Us TOO International, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, providing Support, Education, and Advocacy for those affected by prostate cancer in Monroe and surrounding counties of the Finger Lakes region.
There are no paid staff at Us TOO Rochester. All events are open to the public. [EIN 36-3723349]
Was a HUGE success!
You can view the event photo albumm HERE.
With your help, the 4th Annual SEA-Blue Ribbon Walk & Prostate Cancer Health Fair brought greater awareness to the need for early detection. And, after expenses, raised $15,000 for local prostate cancer education programs at UsTOO Rochester.
Thank you to each of our sponsors and every participant. We are most grateful.
Us TOO Rochester conducts peer support meetings on the second Thursday evening of most months. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend. Walk-ins are welcome for these open discussions. Check the chapter calendar below for dates, time and location.
Us TOO Rochester collaborates with local medical providers and health care agencies to schedule patient education seminars where subject matter experts share important information regarding prostate cancer. Check the chapter calendar below for the next seminar scheduled, or send Email to: email@example.com
NOTE: Men should abstain from sex and bicycle riding for 48 hours prior to a PSA blood test. Always seek a second opinion from an alternate provider at an alternate institution.
NOTE: Many report no side effects; but there is potential for radiation burn, fecal or urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, urethra or bladder strictures, bladder or other cancer caused by radiation. Side effects, if any, may not appear until 2-5 years later. Many also note success with rehabilitative therapies. Patients considering radiation as primary treatment need to know that surgery following radiation is more complicated and may present additional challenges. Always confirm number of visits, duration & cost per visit. Also, ask about:
NOTE: Many report no side effects; but there is potential for fecal or urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, urethra or bladder strictures. For most, those side effects, if any, continue to improve over 2-5 years. Many also note additional success with therapy. Patients considering radiation as primary treatment need to know that surgery following radiation is more complicated and may present additional challenges. Also, ask about:
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Successful chapter events require your help. If you would like to volunteer or want to sponsor a prostate cancer awareness event, provide your email address and click on "Count Me In". Or, complete the form below with your specific request.
Affected by prostate cancer?
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