I am 23 born a male always wanted to be a female and it kills me that i have male bodyparts .i feel very incomplete and wierd if someone can help me it will really change my life
I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and could not find any help or support from anyone or from another place. Malecare Is a fantastic programm for men like me. They provide meaningful education and support for men with metastatic prostate cancer . They are the only ones I know that do this
They are accurate not clogged with advertisements and speak to my situation. No other organization seems to care the way they do. I wish I had a million dollars tog give them, it would be worth it.
I am indebted to Daryl and the folks at Malecare because years ago when I received my diagnosis of prostate cancer, I desperately sought help and information and they were there for me (and anyone else). I was upset and confused with loads of questions. Malecare provided support and a wealth of useful information in the form of websites, writings, personal information, etc. that I could not find any where else.
In early 2006, my son, Jeremy, was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. He had never had any symptoms, had no family history and he led an extremely healthy and balanced life. He was 34 at the time and because of his emotional and physical fitness and determination, he fought this heinous disease for 18 months before succumbing, at 36 in November, 2007. Jeremy's disease was too advanced for him to have "options," (surgery vs. watch and wait vs radiation), so he was treated with methods to prolong, rather than save, his life. However, as his parents, we never stopped looking for miracles and support. We wanted information about incidence in younger men and clinical trials that offered hope. We reached out to every known institution and group that we could. No one responded until ZERO-The Project to end Prostate Cancer reached back and this was after my son's death. I am now a board member of that organization and it is through ZERO that I became acquainted with Darryl Mittledorf o Malecare and have learned about the kind of support they to all men concerning their prostate health. Their web site is a great source of information concerning options, explanations about diagnoses, local support and guidance. They work tirelessly to bring awareness to the public about mens' issues and diseases. They are the only source of support that I know of specifically for gay men which I find impressive and also very necessary. Their passion and compassion combine to make them a top notch organization. They have not slowed in their commitment to lighting the White House Blue during September, "Prostate Cancer Month." I wish I had know about Malecare when my son was ill. Although he was not gay, I know that I could have gotten information and the emotional support that I needed. Now that I am part of the prostate cancer community and an organization that is focused on increasing funding for prostate cancer research, I know the value of Malecare and would hope that they will become more visible to the general population at large.
As a 6 yr prostate cancer survivor I have visited many PCa charitable websites and the quality and depth of content that Malecare offers is unparalleled. In addition they offer men with special needs like advanced cancer or gay a forum to share their experiences. In addition to their online presence they do a great job with promoting awareness and advocacy and offer valuable local support groups.
When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was lucky enough to have learned about Malecare and it was and remains the best prostate cancer group one can have. The men in the group are the most informed of anyone - including doctors - since they have the disease and it's their lives that are at stake so they are constantly searching the Internet and learning the latest treatments, efficacy of those treatments and, most importantly, they are totally giving of this information to newly diagnosed men with prostate cancer. I can not recommend this group enough. In addition, they are extraordinary in their support for fellow members and deal with each man individually. There is no cant or rigidity in their help. They assess what you tell them about your illness, including active surveillance and/or treatment - surgery or radiation. They respect both your physical needs and your emotional points of view. Bravo to them!
I also can not give enough praise to Darryl Mittledorf, who started the group and remains the best possible source of new information. This man deserves a medal...
SO, do NOT waste any time... GET CONNECTED to the best prostate group in America....By far!
I find this useful before and after surgery for Prostate Cancer. both support from posters on the Yahoo group and information/education.
Prostatecancerandgaymen is an active, helpful group, well monitored. Its specific focus is as needed as it is rare. The sharing is generous and hopeful.
I have friends with PC and I frequent this site as it is the most informative, yet, informal in their approach. Without malecare many men would be without knowledge they need and deserve!