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Support groups provide a valuable source of information and encouragement for individuals facing life-changing health situations. The following urology-related support groups may be of interest to our patients and community. Some of the groups are sponsored by Urology San Antonio, and others are run by nonprofit community organizations.

IC Education & Support Meeting
Semi-Annual : Normally 1st or 2nd Wednesday in May and November

Newly diagnosed and longtime interstitial cystitis patients and their guests are invited to Urology San Antonio's bi-annual IC education and support meetings. At each meeting, Urology San Antonio's IC experts explain the latest IC advances. Then they will open the floor for your questions and insights about IC-related topics such as diet, exercise, pain relief, alternative therapies, medical treatments, clinical research, advocacy and sexuality. We know you will benefit from the information and the opportunity to network with others with IC. 

AUDIENCE:         Men and women diagnosed with IC or experiencing painful bladder syndrome symptoms. Spouses/guests are welcome accompany attendees.
FACILITATORS: Urology San Antonio physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants
DATE: Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
TIME: 5:30 pm Doors Open / Sign In / Networking
6- 7 pm Discussion and Q & A Session
LOCATION: Urology San Antonio Business Office
7909 Fredericksburg Rd., Suite 110

Driving Directions
Free parking. The building is converted retail space that makes an 'L' shape. The business office, suite 110, is in the corner of the 'L.' Follow the signs to the meeting room.
MEETING REMINDERS:  Opt in to receive email invitations a few weeks before each meeting
QUESTIONS: Contact Urology San Antonio's Communications Director (210) 582-5666

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support
1st Monday of the Month

Us TOO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing men and their families emotional support and unbiased information in areas related to prostate cancer including treatments, side effects and nutrition. Each Us TOO support group functions as an independent chapter led by volunteers. Meetings are free and open to all men, family, friends and health professionals interested in prostate cancer.

AUDIENCE: Prostate cancer patients and survivors; Guests/spouses welcome.
HOST: Us TOO International, Alamo Chapter
FORMAT: Support group with seminar and discussion
SPEAKER: Specialists in the various fields related to prostate cancer including urologists, radiation oncologists, nutritionists, psychologists, etc.
DATE: 1st Monday of Month (2nd Monday if 1st Monday is a holiday)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Ecumenical Center,
8310 Ewing Halsell, San Antonio, TX 78229
Get Driving Directions
MORE INFORMATION: Contact group facilitators Johnny Staha at (830) 570-7012 or Don Triplett

Ostomy Association of South Texas
Last Monday of the Month

The Ostomy Association of South Texas is a volunteer nonprofit health-based organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for people who have intestinal or urinary diversions.

AUDIENCE:  Men and women who have urinary and/or intestinal diversions including urostomy, cystectomy, colostomy and ileostomy.
SPONSOR: Ostomy Association of South Texas, affiliated with the United Ostomy Associations of America
DATE: Last Monday of each month except May and December
TIME: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: American Cancer Society
8115 Datapoint, San Antonio, TX 78229
Get Driving Directions    
MORE INFORMATION: Call the group facilitator at (210) 614-4212

Updated 9/5/14
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