Us Too International, Inc.

Rating: 4.78 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 5003 Fairview Ave Downers Grove IL 60515 USA

Mission: The mission of Us TOO International is to be the leading prostate cancer organization helping men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy.
Programs: In addition to the 325 chapter support groups operating locally within the United States and in countries throughout the world, Us TOOs main prostate cancer patient programming and support services include: monthly newsletter, the HotSheet; monthly e-newsletter, Prostate Cancer NEWS You Can Use; bi-monthly newsletter, Chapter NEWS; toll free Patient HelpLine, 1-800-80-Us TOO (1-800-808-7866), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Central; 14 online topic-specific discussion communities; comprehensive, educational web site that receives more than 5 million hits a year (www.ustoo.org), is one of the most visited prostate cancer informational Web sites available; free Resource Kit for Making Prostate Cancer Decisions for newly diagnosed or recurrent disease patients; education and support program for companions and families of prostate cancer patients entitled Circles of Love, including a Care Kit and Facilitators Discussion Guide; Us TOO University, a regional patient education symposium and volunteer training workshop program; Minority and Underserved Populations Outreach Program that, in four years, has trained more than 577 community facilitators in 19 states and the District of Columbia, and reached more than 129,865 men or their family members with a message of awareness and encouragement to take personal responsibility for their prostate health; John Moenck Memorial Resource Center, which includes books, periodicals, audio/video tapes, and other educational materials available free to chapter leaders, patients and spouses alike; Sneakers@Work Day, a workplace awareness and giving program held in September during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month;
Pints for Prostates awareness events – reaching men through the universal language of beer; and a variety of educational publications and materials including DVDs, tapes, CD-ROMs, resource kits, books, pamphlets and prostate cancer blue ribbon awareness items. Special Patient Education Resources include: Pathways for New Prostate Cancer Patients; What Now?: Hope and Options When Experiencing a Rising PSA or When Prostate Cancer Is Not Responding to Treatment; What You Need to Know for Better Bone Health; The Prostate Cancer Playbook: Strategies for Building Teams, Optimizing Treatment and Living Well; and Spanish language brochures and DVDs.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998 at the age of 52 and thought it was the end of the world. Luckily I soon found the Us Too organization with its abundance of information on prostate cancer and treatment options. The impressive thing about the national Us Too organization is that the information it provides is cutting edge. At the local monthly Us Too Chapter meetings (about 400 chapters around the country), there are volunteers and other prostate cancer survivors ready and willing to speak with you about your particular situation. They have a wealth of experience with all aspects of prostate cancer, and can give you the added perspective you need to make an informed treatment decision.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It's been 13 years and I am very fortunate to not have had a recurrence of prostate cancer. I was so grateful for the information that Us Too provided that helped me make an informed treatment decision, that I became a volunteer in one of the local chapters. I can't recommend highly enough that anyone, whether newly diagnosed or having a recurrence, should put Us Too at the top of their prostate cancer resource list.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can’t think of any. Just keep up the good work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Us Too has sponsored my prostate cancer support and education group for many years. They have provided extremely valuable information and publications to our members. They have also helped to sponsor various symposiums dealing with prostate cancer. Their basic objective is to provide information to prostate cancer patients so that proper and rational treatment decisions can be made in a timely fashion. They also provide educational sessions for people interested in learning about propstate cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...support group meetings and in prostate cancer symposiums. Their periodicals and publications are of great help in educating people about prostate cancer and its treatments.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...do nothing to change it. It's doing a good job the way it is.

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