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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition (NTXPCC) is a non-profit organization, registered with the State of Texas. It is formed for the purpose of elevating prostate cancer to major health priority status in the State of Texas by assisting the medical community in providing coordinated educational and awareness support opportunities for all men and their families. North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition will carry out its purposes primarily through the venues of: (1) Counseling to members of the community without regard to race, gender, denominational preference, or economic condition to increase awareness of prostate cancer, (2) Supporting medical institutions with volunteers during screening and other prostate cancer related events, (3) Speaking at churches, men’s clubs, and community forums on topics related to prostate cancer awareness and survival, and, (4) working with the legislature to assure adequate legislation for prostate cancer patients, survivors and research funding within the State of Texas.

Results: Our current efforts are concentrated on a survivor chat (Let's Talk on Tuesday) as well as on prostate cancer awareness (Health Fairs)

Target demographics: Texas, currently concentrating on North TexasAdult men and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 survivors and newly diagnosed men

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: Survivors Chat, Speakers Bureau, Health Fair and Screening (run by medical facilities) support

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tom D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a NTxPCC BOD member, a support group leader, and a PCa survivor (6Y+). As an organization, we seek new as well as repeat opportunities to educate men and their spouses/SO's about PCa, the value of screening and early detection, various responses to a PCa diagnosis, awareness of support groups who can provide information and support to newly diagnosed, those awaiting treatment, and those who have been treated and may be dealing with ongoing side affects. For the newly diagnosed, our primary objective is to ensure the individual and his loved ones have accurate and complete information with which to make the best decision regarding their own disease and possible future actions to take. For those awaiting treatment, we strive to make them aware of advances in treatment protocols to factor in to their individual decision making process. For those dealing with post-treatment side affects, group members share how they have responded to similar side affects that may be helpful for someone else to consider for themselves. Finally, we actively seek opportunities to reach underserved
groups of men, especially those who may be at high risk for contracting PCa. If we can save even one man's life thru education and/or awareness or help another effectively manage side affects to achieve a better quality of life moving forward, then our organization will have validated its reason for being.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

NTXPCC is an aggregation of 8 active PCa support groups in North Texas. Providing educational resources and discussion groups for newly diagnosed men and their families and for the families of PCa survivors or those undergoing various treatments. Most groups meet monthly and provide an outlet for men and their families afflicted with PCa. A number of people attend multiple support group meetings as they are open to all. Most are affiliated with the international Us TOO organization with others affiliated with the ACS Man-to-Man program.

The purpose of the NTXPCC and the several support groups is to encourage men to get screened, get educated and approach their individual situation armed with all the information they need to make the best decision for them and their respective families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group offers information online and support throughout DFW. Everyone you meet is welcoming and helpful. The information they offer is impartial, allowing you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I went to the group after discovering I had Prostate Cancer, I was seeking help as to which treatment to follow and the group was very helpful with information that I needed to make my decision. I would recommend the group to any man who would just want someone to talk with.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a prostate cancer survivor for several years and I've talked with a number of men about PCa.
I think there is a great need for up-to-date PCa information to be accessible to men, so they can more easily deal with the experience of PCa.
The ntxpcacoalition.org website provides a valuable resource to that end. It helps men find good local
support groups. It also provides great information ( articles, doc talks, seminars, etc.) that can help them
gain a better understanding of PCa. Keep up the good work NTX.............!!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long time prostate cancer survivor, I have seen many fellow
survivors have life-changing experiences dealing with prostate cancer.
With early detection and early treatment, these men can benefit
greatly with improved outcomes. The ntxpccoalition.org is the best
way to keep informed, get educated, and find support groups in the
local area of North Texas. This excellent website benefits long-term
survivors as well, because of the ever-changing landscape of new
research and ideas and improvements in the various treatment options.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer, the information on various options for treatment was overwhelming and difficult to absorb. The NTXPCC provided a supportive and knowledgeable group to work through the various treatment options. They took the necessary time to clarify each of the standard treatment options, as well as, introduce me to some revolutionary approaches to advanced prostate cancer treatment. One of these revolutionary approaches may have saved my life. This group focuses on education, knowledge and understanding. They are always careful not to suggest or provide medical advise. I wish that all recently diagnosed men in North Central Texas could be made aware of this superb resource.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband was diagnosed in 2001 with prostate cancer. At the time he went to Harris Hospital cancer library to seek information, which was a wonderful way for him at the time. Fast forward to 2013, he now has so much information right his finger tips. All he has to do is get on the web site for North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition. There are so many areas where he can research new treatments, contact people and discuss his questions with others. The web site is a gold mine for information. Wish it had been available when he was first diagnosed. Thank you to all involved in creating this wonderful web site.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a prostate cancer survivor that was diagnosed early and had successful surgery to remove my prostate. I was fortunate to have learned of this helpful organization while I was in the learning and planning stages prior to making the decision about my treatment option. This group has provided many prostate cancer patients, and their families, with much useful information and support.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

The North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition provides much needed assistance to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Materials that are provided are very helpful and the references help guide decisions about treatment options. The volunteers share their experiences as folks who have walked the same path and that support provides reassurance.

Lee B.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer I wanted to learn as much as I could about what to expect and about what treatment to choose. The people at NTPCC were very helpful in sharing their experiences and suggesting books and other resources to help me make decisions. They continued to be a great resource when I had questions along the way. Their help was key to me feeling satisfied with the final decisions I made regarding treatment. I would recommend anyone dealing with prostate cancer that is in need of information or a knowledgeable and helpful friend contact the great folks at NTPCC

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The volunteers who run this organization are amazing. When my husband was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in November 2012 this group not only offered education and information but a place where he and I both felt welcome and were able to talk to people who understood our situation. I can't say enough good things about the folks at North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition. The yearly symposium they sponsor is also very helpful and informative. These folks truly care. I would recommend (and have) this group to anyone who has received a Prostate Cancer diagnosis.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in July, 2011. I opted for radiation treatment and so far so good. I completed treatments in November 2011. I'm a survivor! I became involved with NTXPCC in early 2012 and discovered a great group of men that all had similar walks in their lives. The NTXPCC spreads the word about prostate cancer at various health fairs and events throughout the year. If NTXPCC can educate enough men and they get an early diagnoses and treatment it benefits those men and their families. I think NTXPCC is doing a commendable job.