Urology – Patient Education and Resources

Our support services are intended to help both our patients and their families and caregivers. 

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Urology support groups

Our support groups for patients and their families provide encouragement and hope for those dealing with urological cancers.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The support group is open to all men who are newly diagnosed or dealing with recurrent or advanced prostate cancer, along with their spouses, family members, and caretakers. Meetings provide encouragement, hope, education, emotional support, personal interactions, and mentoring of new patients. 

For more information, please contact Kristie Barkley at 717-531-5718 or kbarkley@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Penn State Cancer Institute's bladder cancer support group meets at the University Conference Center on the Medical Center campus. Breakout sessions led by the medical team, bladder cancer survivors, and caregivers provide information about living with bladder cancer, treatment, the role of a support person, and more. Anyone affected by this disease, including patients, family and friends, is invited to attend.

For more information and to register, please call Theda Shaw, nurse coordinator, at 717-531-0003, extension 285863.

Patient Guide

Our new patient guide includes plenty of useful information, including maps and directions.

Pediatric Patient Guide

If you’re bringing your child to see us, please check the Pediatric Urology website for more information.