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COVID-19, Prostate Cancer, and Us TOO

We are doing our best to keep up with the latest on COVID-19. Updates will be made here regularly.

As of now, Us TOO staff are all operating remotely in accordance with Illinois’ shelter in place policy. All business will continue as usual. You may notice a delay in response, but you can contact us at ustoo@ustoo.org or 630-795-1002.

We will continue to produce the Hot SHEET newsletter, but there will be a delay in sending the physical copies to those who subscribe. All issues are available digitally at https://ustoo.org/Read-the-HotSheet-Newsletter.

All support groups who are able to do so should be operating via virtual meetings. CLICK HERE for a list of Us TOO support groups that are currently meeting virtually. Please contact the support group leader listed to get the virtual meeting information.

We also recommend connecting with groups via phone through our partners, AnCan. Info on call-in groups can be found at https://www.ustoo.org/Join-a-Phone-Conversation. You can also engage with our online prostate cancer support community at https://www.inspire.com/groups/us-too-prostate-cancer/.

Read "Virtually Everything You Need to Know for Your Support Group to Meet Virtually" which shares some valuable tips on using web conferencing for support groups during social distancing, by Rick Davis, Founder of AnCan.

Read Our Series of Articles on COVID-19 by Dr. Mark Moyad

Videos

Our colleagues at The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), www.prostatehealthed.org, produced The Coronavirus and Cancer Patients on March 11. The presenter is Keith Crawford, MD, PhD,Dir. Clinical Trials and Patient Education at PHEN. View the video at www.prostatehealthed.org/phen_tv_video.php?tv_id=294. Please feel free to share these articles and the video link widely. They are appropriate for both lay and professional audiences.

Our friends Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) kicked off a new series of helpful information for patients and families by talking to PCF-funded researcher Dr. Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, an oncologist at Northwestern, about tips for navigating your prostate cancer treatment in this time of uncertainty. Visit https://www.pcf.org/covid-19/.

Other Resources

Guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN):

 

Please pay attention to all of the CDC recommendations that can be found at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html