men's discussion groupProstate Cancer Networks in Maine are a resource for prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Interested in starting your own prostate cancer network? Here are some suggestions.

One-2-One Confidential

A program offering confidential conversations began in the state of Maine so that men and their partners can talk to others who have had experience with the prostate cancer journey. One-2-One Confidential is staffed by many volunteers, all prostate cancer survivors, who understand that no man need feel alone.

Women may prefer to talk with partners of prostate cancer survivors or gay or bisexual men may wish to talk with someone who understands their particular prostate cancer issues, and volunteers are available to speak to these women and men.

Please call 207-441-5374 and leave a message, someone will return your call quickly. We have many men, survivors themselves, who are trained to discuss issues related to prostate cancer with you.

Why a prostate cancer network?

  • Prostate cancer networks are places to listen, ask questions, and share thoughts confidentially.
  • Our goal is to help men and their loved ones learn more about how to cope with living after a cancer diagnosis. We strive to provide a forum to learn about treatment and post-treatment options through presentations by medical professionals, written materials, and most importantly, discussion with other men who are having or have had similar experiences. (Many networks welcome partners as well.)
  • Gaining and sharing knowledge helps everyone cope and achieve better outcomes. All meetings are free to all participants.

Who are we?

  • Newly-diagnosed / pre-primary treatment (lots of questions)
  • Post-treatment / some side effects (some experience, still learning)
  • Post-treatment / post-side effects (lots of experience, helping others, still learning)

Where are the prostate cancer networks?

Prostate Cancer Networks may be found in the following locations. Please use the links below for more information about the location.

Other Prostate Cancer Support Groups

Maine Prostate Cancer Support Group - Malecare 
Meets in Augusta and South Portland, register on line

Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine
Men's Rally Group
199 Main Street
Norway, ME 04268
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday each month, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
For information: 207-890-0329

Cancer Survivors Group – for all cancers, men and women
27 Industrial Avenue
Sanford, ME 04073
Meeting: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Contact: Jessica Welch, LMSWcc, 207-459-1666

Cancer Peer Support Group – for all cancers except breast cancer, men and women
Southern Maine Health Care Walk-In Care
655 Main Street (enter from Ross Rd)
Saco, ME 04072
Classroom 1 on the 1st floor off the main lobby
Meeting: 4th Thursday of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact: Nicole - 207-283-7320

Cancer Survivors Group
Southern Maine Health Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005
Meeting: 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Contact: Peggy Belanger, co-facilitator - 207-283-7327

Journey of Hope Cancer Support Group - support for all cancers, men and women
Memorial Hospital
3073 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH
Meeting: 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30
Sun Room, old white building, second level
for information contact Oncology Dept. 603-356-5461, ext. 2436


Still need support?

If you would like to participate in a prostate cancer network and none exists where you are, please contact your local hospital, the Oncology Department would be a starting place. 

Interested in starting your own prostate cancer network? Here are some suggestions.


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rev: 4/23/2019