Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Roundtable discussion among members and guests, 6pm to 7pm
Meeting with Dr. Ed Weber, MD, 7pm to 8pm.
Dr. Ed Weber is a retired medical oncologist. He holds an MD Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at that university's Pennsylvania Hospital. He also completed an internship at the University of Vermont and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Washington. Following service on Whidbey Island, Washington, as a US Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Weber joined the staff at the Tumor Institute of the Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Initially his practice focused largely on treatment of lung, breast, colon, and genitourinary cancers and malignant lymphoma. Toward the end of his career he developed a concentration on the treatment of prostate cancer. Currently he publishes PCa Commentary (pctrf.com,) a publication that focuses on analyses of new developments in the field of prostate cancers with discussions and evaluations of treatment and management of the disease.
US TOO in Seattle - Meeting Structure
Us TOO in Seattle Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are open to men with prostate cancer, their loved ones, friends, and caregivers. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information on prostate cancer, its diagnoses, treatments, side effects, current research and other aspects that may be used to help us make informed decisions about the disease. UsTOO in Seattle monthly meetings offer peer-to-peer interaction and support, plus unbiased information from experts in areas related to prostate cancer including surgery, radiation, medication, psychology, healthy lifestyles, and more. Spouses, partners, other family members and caregivers are welcome.
Each Us TOO in Seattle meeting starts at 6pm with a facilitated discussion between participants followed by an educational presentation at 7pm by a healthcare provider. Meetings end promptly at 8:00.
An "Us TOO on the Move in Seattle Group" has been formed. This new program is an effort to reach out to men with prostate cancer who are unable to attend a scheduled meeting or may have a special need for more immediate support. Included in each meet will be a chapter leader and 2-3 members who have completed facilitation and advocacy training. We will coordinate different meeting places as needed.