Support and Survivorship
There is a local group of prostate cancer survivors who all had surgery using the da Vinci robot known as the da Vinci Fraternity. For contact information, please call the Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator.
Many couples are concerned about how cancer, and the cancer treatment, will affect their sexual intimacy. For more information, see: Sexuality after cancer treatment: what men can expect.
Some men, generally in the younger end of the diagnosis spectrum, are concerned about how their prostate cancer treatment will affect their future fertility. Be sure to discuss this concern with your physician to understand the impact of treatments, as well as options for your situation. To learn more about the general impact of cancer treatment on fertility, see: Prostate Cancer Foundation - Fertility.
At Riverside, we believe that it is important to treat the entire patient, not just the cancer, and our Integrative Medicine Program, offered through the Peninsula Cancer Institute, is one of the ways we do that.
Riverside Cancer Care Center’s Resource Library offers resources for caregivers and loved ones in addition to patients. Included is an area for books created to help children better understand what the diagnosis of a loved one can mean to them. Additionally, there are computers in the library where individuals can do online research. There is also a growing collection of books and magazines that have nothing to do with cancer that both patients and loved ones enjoy during treatment.
Cancer Resource Library
Riverside Cancer Care Center
12100 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23601
Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator
Riverside Cancer Care’s Patient Navigation program helps guide patients and their families through the healthcare system in general and the prostate cancer experience in particular.
Mary Cleckler, the Riverside Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator, can help smooth out an often scary and sometimes isolated road. She is there to help guide you through tests, treatments and the many questions you might face. Providing reliable information and comforting support, Mary helps cancer patients and their loved ones through diagnosis, treatment and cancer survival.
Along with assistance related directly to cancer care, Mary can also help with concerns about insurance, transportation and a variety of support services. Riverside’s Patient Navigation Program is here for you at no cost.
You can reach Mary and the Prostate Cancer Patient Navigation Program at (757) 534-5196.