Cancer, Prostate

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
  • Cancer of the Prostate Gland
  • Carcinoma of the Prostate
  • Prostatic Cancer
  • Prostatic Carcinoma

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Prostate cancer is a prevalent form of cancer affecting only males. Cancer is a disease in which malignant cell development occurs, causing destruction of healthy tissue. The prostate gland, responsible for sperm vitality, is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the part of the male urethra beneath the bladder. Cancer of the prostate gland commonly occurs in older men. Average age of onset is 73 years.

Resources

American Cancer Society, Inc.
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
Tel: (404)320-3333
Tel: (800)227-2345
TDD: (866)228-4327
Internet: http://www.cancer.org

Robert Mathews Foundation
112242 NE 58th Pl
Kirkland, CA 98033-7518
Tel: (916)567-1400
Fax: (916)927-5218
Tel: (800)234-6284
Email: mathews@sna.com
Internet: http://www.mathews.org

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
USA
Tel: (301)435-3848
Tel: (800)422-6237
TDD: (800)332-8615
Internet: http://www.cancer.gov

US TOO International, Inc., Prostate Cancer Survivor Support Groups
930 North York Road
Suite 50
Hinsdale, IL 60521-2993
Tel: (630) 323-1002
Fax: (630) 323-1003
Tel: (800) 808-7866
Email: ustoo@ustoo.com
Internet: http://www.ustoo.com

Patient Advocates for Advanced Cancer Treatments
1143 Parmelee NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-3844
USA
Tel: (616)453-1477
Fax: (616)453-1846
Email: paact@iserv.net
Internet: http://www.paactusa.org

OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
3400 Spruce Street
2 Donner
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
USA
Tel: (215)349-5445
Fax: (215)349-5445
Email: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
Internet: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu

Prostate Pointers
Web Site on the Internet
Email: gary@rattler.cameron.edu
Internet: http://www.rattler.cameron.edu/prostate/

Prostate Cancer Charity (UK)
First Floo
Cambridge House,
100 Cambridge Grove
Hammersmith
London, Intl W6 0LE
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8222 7622
Fax: 020 8222 7639
Email: info@prostate-cancer.org.uk
Internet: http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk

Dattoli Cancer Foundation
2803 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
USA
Tel: (941)365-5599
Fax: (941)366-3786
Tel: (800)915-1001
Email: info@dattolifoundation.org
Internet: http://www.dattolifoundation.org

Cancer Research UK
PO Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, Intl WC2A 3PX
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-7242 0200
Fax: 020-7269 3100
Internet: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk

Rare Cancer Alliance
1649 North Pacana Way
Green Valley, AZ 85614
USA
Tel: (520)625-5495
Fax: (615)526-4921
Email: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
Internet: http://www.rare-cancer.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Friends of Cancer Research
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703)302-1503
Fax: (703)302-1568
Email: info@focr.org
Internet: http://www.focr.org

Cancer.Net
American Society of Clinical Oncology
2318 Mill Road
Suite 800
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (571)483-1780
Fax: (571)366-9537
Tel: (888)651-3038
Email: contactus@cancer.net
Internet: http://www.cancer.net/patient

Wellness Community
919 18th Street N.W.
Suite 54
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)659-9709
Fax: (202)659-9301
Tel: (888)793-9355
Email: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
Internet: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
2201 E. Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
Tel: (512)236-8820
Fax: (512)236-8482
Tel: (877)236-8820
Email: media@livestrong.org
Internet: http://www.livestrong.org

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