What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. The prostate is a gland found only in males. It makes some of the fluid that is part of semen.
The size of the prostate can change as a man ages. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men.
Some prostate cancers grow and spread quickly, but most grow slowly. In fact, autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other causes also had prostate cancer that never affected them during their lives. In many cases, neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.
About the Prostate Cancer Family Support Group
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Family Support Group provides a forum to encourage education, support
While the Prostate Cancer Family Support Group usually meets on the Lower Level of the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Main Campus at 7117 Brockton Avenue in Riverside on the second Thursday of each month, during this time due to COVID-19, we have moved our support groups online for the time being.
Virtual meetings are FREE, and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Spouses, partners, adult family members, and close friends are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Events › prostate
Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PST Topic: Mourning Together, Apart: Grief During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Covid-19 and our collective experience with loss ☑️ Common reactions to grief after someone has died ☑️ How to cope with personal loss ☑️ How to help someone else who is grieving ☑️ Supporting the children in your life during a…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, March 30, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PDT Topic: Self-Care and Emotional Wellness for Caregivers It is natural to feel angry, frustrated, exhausted, alone, or sad. Caregiver stress — the emotional and physical stress of caregiving is common. Join us to learn about the benefits of self-care to lessen depression and increase coping skills. Remember, you are not alone! Presenters: Mary Hrinko, Program Specialist II and Samica Taylor,…Find out more »
Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, April 8, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PST Topic: A Final Act of Love: End-of-Life Advance Care Planning A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Initiating and navigating difficult conversations ☑️ Different types of advance health care directives ☑️ Leaving a legacy of life story and personal philosophy ☑️ Final rites for helping loved ones to find peace ☑️ Funeral services and pre-planning Guest Presenter: Rev. Caroline Flanders,…Find out more »
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If you have any questions on this or would like to receive a phone call or text for the next meeting please feel free to contact the Foundation Program Coordinator by email or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!