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.
Past Events › prostate
Date and Time: Thursday, June 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Speaker: TBD Location: Riverside Medical Clinic Lower Level Conference Rooms 1 & 2; 7117 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506Find out more »
Date and Time: Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Event: Riverside Community Hospital - Taking a swing at Prostate Cancer Location: Riverside Community Hospital G Tower Cafeteria; 4550 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 RSVP directly to the hospital at 951-788-3463. Thank youFind out more »
Date and Time: Thursday, January 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Event: This month's speaker is Luis Resendez, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Born in San Bernardino and have lived in the Inland Empire for most of my life. He attended high school in San Bernardino and graduated from both San Bernardino Valley College and Cal State San Bernardino (B.A., Criminal Justice). He began his mental health career as a residential counselor at a…Find out more »
Date and Time: Thursday, February 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Speaker: TBD Location: Riverside Medical Clinic Lower Level Conference Rooms 1 & 2; 7117 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506Find out more »
Prostate Cancer Family Support Group Important Update as of March 12, 2020, 2:30 PM - Due to the ongoing concern for public health and safety, we are canceling tonight's Prostate Cancer Family Support Group meeting and the Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group meeting scheduled on March 18th. We look forward to seeing you at our April meetings and will send out our schedule as soon as we have everything confirmed. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have…Find out more »
Virtual Prostate Cancer Support Group Date and Time: Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 PM PDT Join us virtually in a zoom video chat meeting to catch up on health, lifestyle, and home activities. We will also share needed resources. Register for April’s virtual support group below: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IkdeGhqzovhLpa5AUkzp3a4tOieKhcQQ Webinars are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Questions on our support groups? Contact Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or 951.321.6513.Find out more »
Special Webinar Presentation Date and Time: Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 PM PDT Presenter: Meredith Whitmire; Policy Director, Defeat Malnutrition Today Topic: Nutrition and Caregiving: A Personal (and Public) Health Issue This presentation will discuss the importance of good nutrition for caregivers and their care recipients. It will provide strategies for both fulfilling personal nutritional needs and for advocating for the nutritional needs of the overall community. Register for this special webinar presentation below: https://rmccf.webinarninja.com/live-webinars/298605/register?in_tok=68de901d-0af2-42d2-92b7-6379afd0ebc9 Webinars are FREE and participants…Find out more »
Special Support Group Webinar Presentation Date and Time: Thursday, June 11, at 6:30 PM (PDT) Topic: Getting off the Emotional Rollercoaster Guest Presenter: Debbie Johnson, Wellness Educator, Young Living Essential Oils Debbie Johnson is a wellness educator, born and raised locally in Riverside. She teaches from a perspective that wellness is a state of complete physical, emotional, and spiritual/social well-being. Her passion is to help people lead a holistic life. Debbie believes and shares wellness through her writing at GroundedLiving.blog. …Find out more »
Online Support Group - FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, PDT Topic: Stress Management for Caregivers Guest Presenter: Darlene Merkler, Education/Outreach Coordinator for Inland Caregiver Resource Center What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation ☑️ Understanding stress and its effects ☑️ Identifying our own role in stress creation ☑️ Learning how to prepare your own action plan to manage and reduce stress Register here: http://bit.ly/supportgroups-oct Webinars are FREE and participants are…Find out more »
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM, PST Topic: Let's Catch Up! How have you been? Join Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez, virtually in a zoom video meeting to catch up on health, lifestyle, and home activities. Jeannette will also share needed resources and updates on year-end plans. Register here: https://bit.ly/supportgroup-pc-nov Virtual support group meetings are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. For questions about…Find out more »
At- Home Care
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!