FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (September 10, 2010)—September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers several programs specific to men’s health issues. Although its mortality rate has steadily fallen in the last decade, prostate cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States.
At 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 14 and 28, Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed., RYT, leads a special session entitled “A Guy’s Group.” By learning from the experiences of others, this program is designed for the special needs of men at any stage of recovery from cancer. Open to men and their families, this support group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Also on September 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is “Man to Man,” a program that allows men and their families to share information and support in a confidential setting. This month’s meeting will include a nutritional workshop in the Wellness Café. The program is facilitated, in part, by the American Cancer Society and chapter of Us TOO International. It is designed to enhance prostate cancer understanding but not provide medical advice. Attendees are reminded to discuss treatment alternatives with their physicians.
This year alone, nearly 218,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 32,000 men will die from the disease. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month focuses on finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat it.
Thanks to generous philanthropic support, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is able to offer Cancer Wellness programs free of charge. They are open to anyone affected by cancer. For a complete listing, including regular weekly sessions, visit piedmontfayette.org/wellness.
All programs take place in Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, located on the third floor in the Cancer Center, 1267 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville, Ga., unless otherwise noted in the class listing. Parking is offered on-site at no charge.
For more information please visit piedmontfayette.org/littlec.