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Prostate Cancer International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: Prostate Cancer International will transform global understanding of the risks associated with prostate cancer and the strategies to manage those risks until prevention is possible and a cure can be found.

Target demographics: Men who are concerned about their risk for or who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and their familes

Direct beneficiaries per year: Between 1500 and 3000 people every single day of the year through our online initiatives

Geographic areas served: America and across the globe

Programs: The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink (a prostate cancer news service) and its associated social network (a prostate cancer-specific discussion form with > 6,000 members), along with other communication and advocacy initiatives.

Community Stories

174 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 William D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a prostate cancer survivor. I have had surgery in the past year. This site is a good source of timely information on what to expect from the first diagnosis of elevated PSA to a diagnosis of cancer. It gives the patient that information the doctor may be uncomfortable in discussing.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Prostate Cancer InfoLink is where I get current information on prostate cancer treatment. It is also where I get links to cutting edge research and treatment. As a recently diagnosed cancer patient, I appreciate this site very much.

1 John C.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Top research. Strong, educated responses to questions. Medically sound. Daily updates. A bookmark in my browser used daily. This site/organization has a face and a human scale interaction. Fully worthwhile and a must for anyone interested in fact based information about prostate cancer.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a prostate cancer survivor I have had numerous opportunities to share my story with other men who have been diagnosed with pCa. PCI was there for me when I needed information about the disease, treatment options, and encouragement in dealing with the emotional side. Now I frequently direct other guys to the PCI website to get the same help. They have always told me how helpful the PCI site was and how much they appreciated the site being there for them. The information is personal, accurate, and non-biased.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is excellent information available on the website. The support groups offer strategies for coping with prostate cancer, whether you are the patient or the family member. Survivors and caregivers share their personal anecdotes pre and post surgery.

1 Charles M.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Fantastic source of un biased up to the minute news on treatments and general stories surrounding the disease.

As a sufferer it gives me hope to read about new treatment and research.

Great job well done.

1

Client Served

Rating: 2

I was lucky to find the webside of "Prostate Cancer International" right after been diagnosed. At the time I knew nothing about the desease and did not learn much from the doctors treating me. So I read a lot and had a discussion with E.Michael ("Mike") Scott. His ideas about my treatment and his prompt answers to my questions (about the wight time to restart my ADT,for example) helped me a lot. Contacts with the other PC servivals ware also very useful.
Thank you "PC International"!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Prostate Cancer International has been, for me, a great help to cope with my disease. Found their website very helpful and thrustworthy. Highly recommend this organization for man who have been diagnosed with PC and their family.
Regard Rinze.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The site they run has provided invaluable information in the difficult time after my prostate cancer diagnosis. By providing a central location where fellow cancer patients can share information, and where doctors and others in the field can comment, it opens the door to many options that were not clear before visiting the site.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCaI has provided and continues to provide professional and knowledgeable information regarding issues involved when diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as the treatment of that cancer both early on as well as when recurring. Every single day the latest information from medical journals is posted on this excellent website with knowledgeable and expert commentary. The site then provides the capability for readers to comment either pro or con or with additional information to support that having been posted. Truly an outstanding website for prostate cancer patients, caregivers, and physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of this insidious men's disease.

1 Frank C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Prostate Cancer International has afforded me quality information important for my health ever since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer more than a year ago. I heartily recommend this site for anyone with prostate cancer concerns!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is a plethora of media announcements, usually based on feeds from interested parties, which can cause problems for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their supporters. The New Prostate Cancer Infolink decodes these and helps people understand which contain useful information and how this may help them and which (regrettably it seems the majority) are merely a distraction.

In addition valube information from technical journals is summarised and these entires are of enormous help to people trying to understand the intricacies of prostate cancer.

I just wish more people knew of it - it is underutilised in my opinion.

1 Mike S.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Prostate Cancer International is a small but active non-profit, founded in 2008, that is primary focused on ensuring that men in general as well as newly diagnosed and long-term prostate cancer patients in America and around the world have access to helpful, current information about the diagnosis and management of one of the most common forms of cancer.

At present our primary activities are on line. We provide a daily news service (The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink; see http://prostatecancerinfolink.net), a social network for patients and others to share information (see http://prostatecancerinfolink.ning.com), and we have other longer term goals that will need funding and work.

In addition, Prostate Cancer International is a member of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable (see http://prostatecancerroundtable.net).

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Prostate Cancer International is a small but active non-profit, founded in 2008, that is primary focused on ensuring that men in general as well as newly diagnosed and long-term prostate cancer patients in America and around the world have access to helpful, current information about the diagnosis and management of one of the most common forms of cancer.

At present our primary activities are on line. We provide a daily news service (The "New" Prostate Cancer InfoLink; see http://prostatecancerinfolink.net), a social network for patients and others to share information (see http://prostatecancerinfolink.ning.com), and we have other longer term goals that will need funding and work.

In addition, Prostate Cancer International is a member of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable (see http://prostatecancerroundtable.net).