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. Us TOO 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 or other speaker. Meetings end promptly at 8:00.Next Meeting
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6 -8 pm ONLINE
Roundtable discussion among members and guests, with input and commentary from Dr. Ed Weber, 6 pm to 8 pm.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marquez
Topic: MRI guided biopsies and treatment
Dr. Joseph Marquez, a Board certified urologist, earned his medical degree from Northwestern University (1999). He completed his internship and residency in urology at the University of Minnesota (2004).
Dr. Marquez specializes in comprehensive care for urologic conditions and prostate care. He is the first provider in Washington state to use the Artemis robotic-assisted MRI fusion biopsy of the prostate, a highly improved method of diagnosing prostate cancer and managing low risk cancers with active surveillance.
The Artemis system is also compatible with most properly performed MRIs of the prostate if patients have had their scan done at another imaging center. He is a strong proponent of the appropriate use of active surveillance of prostate cancer, utilizing MRI-guided biopsies and genetic tests such as Prolaris, to best identify men who are safe for surveillance and those who should be treated.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021: 6:00 p.m. Us TOO March meeting. Details coming.