Living with Prostate Cancer

In addition to curative treatments, City of Hope prostate cancer patients have access to the broad range of services offered by our Department of Supportive Care Medicine. The department’s staff of professionals can help patients and loved ones with a variety of care and wellness issues including:
  • Managing side effects, including incontinence and impotence
  • Pain management
  • Navigation through the health care system
  • Coping and maintaining emotional/social/spiritual well-being
  • Staying healthy and active during/after treatment
  • Guidance on eating and cooking well
  • Healing arts
  • Building caregivers’ skills
The Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center is the heart of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, integrating City of Hope's support services under one umbrella. The Biller Resource Center provides a warm and welcoming space where patients, families and caregivers can access the resources, education and support they need to strengthen and empower themselves, before, during and after treatment.

Our team of supportive care experts includes clinical social workers; pain and palliative care physicians and nurses; psychologists, psychiatrists; patient navigators; health educators; spiritual care chaplains; child life specialists and more. The Biller Resource Center staff may be reached at 626-256-4673, ext. 32273 (3CARE).
Here you will find tips, tools and resources to help you and your family cope with the issues that arise during and after cancer treatment.
Active Surveillance
  When Ralph learned he had prostate cancer and his PSA was a 6, he discussed various options with his urologist. Ralph decided on a treatment plan that was best for his situation, active surveillance.
Prostate Cancer Research
  Can white button mushrooms stop prostate cancer recurrence? In a recent clinical trial at City of Hope, two patients experienced tremendous success with tablets made from concentrated white button mushrooms.

Additional Prostate Cancer Resources

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, find out more about becoming a patient or contact us at 800-826-HOPE.