Emmanual Health Education, Inc. (EHE) is a community based organization that designs and deliver prostate health education to increase awareness, and prostate screening to decrease incidents and high rates of mortality. EHE facilitates quarterly support groups that foster a comfortable autonomous environment among prostate cancer survivors to share individual experiences and educational learning experiences about prostate cancer health in various community venues including but not limited to barber shops, beauty salons, community centers, faith-based organizations, and local agencies.
The goal of screening for prostate cancer is to find cancers that may be at high risk for spreading if not treated, and to find them early before they spread. Screening for prostate cancer begins with a blood test called a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. This test measures the level of PSA in the blood. PSA is a substance made by the prostate. The levels of PSA in the blood can be higher in men who have prostate cancer. The PSA level may also be elevated in other conditions that affect the prostate.
Treatment options and recommendations depend on several factors, including the type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s preferences and overall health. Your care plan may also include treatment for symptoms and side effects, an important part of cancer care.
Hope Connections for Cancer Support engage cancer patients from the community and provide people with cancer and caregivers with an opportunity to explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. They have licensed clinicians on board to help group participants learn how to take an active role in their own health and well-being.