Patient Support Programs
Nobody should have to face prostate cancer alone. That’s why ZERO uses the donations you give to provide direct support programs to help improve health outcomes for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their loved ones:
ZERO360 is a free, comprehensive patient support service that helps patients navigate insurance, find financial aid resources, connect with support services, and secure access to care. ZERO’s experienced case managers are ready to help men and their families through their personal prostate cancer journeys. 1-844-244-1309 (Toll-Free)
Us TOO Support Groups offer in-person and virtual support for those affected by prostate cancer. These groups, led by local Support Group Leaders, meet regularly to provide peer support, resources, and education to empower men to make informed decisions on testing, treatment, and management of side effects. Groups are also available for special interests, including: Veterans, Black Men, Gay Men and their Partners (All LGBTQIA+ welcome), Caregivers, Spanish Language, Deaf Men, and others.
A variety of online support services are available to help men affected by prostate cancer and their loved ones to connect with others who are going through, or have gone through, similar situations. ZERO Connect is a Facebook-based support group for participants to share stories, ask questions, and connect. Invite-only Facebook groups also exist for Caregivers and Black Men. The Inspire Online Support Community (ustoo.inspire.com) connects patients, families, friends, and caregivers to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.
MENtor is a peer support network at zerocancer.org/mentor for anyone who has received a prostate cancer diagnosis or has experienced a recurrence. ZERO’s trained, volunteer MENtors represent many different prostate cancer journeys and have a wealth of insights to share based on their experiences. The ZERO Caregiver Connector Program at zerocancer.org/caregiver-connector matches prostate cancer caregivers with others who have been in similar situations. Both MENtors and Caregiver Connectors provide valuable one-to-one support customized to meet individual needs.
Transportation-related financial assistance is available to prostate cancer patients currently undergoing treatment, receiving follow-up care, or attending ongoing provider appointments due to a prostate cancer diagnosis. Check the website to see if ZERO Drive is available in your state. More states will be added to the program soon. (While funds are available).
ZERO offers a variety of educational resources for prostate cancer awareness, early detection, screening, treatment, and side effects. Literature is available in print and digital format and webinars featuring prostate cancer experts are scheduled regularly.
Access to prostate cancer screening saves lives. To help men across the country find testing near them, we have compiled a national database of prostate cancer screening sites. These sites have indicated that they provide some free or low-cost prostate cancer testing during the year.
The chapter program was formed in 2015 with a vision to connect with patients, families, and the medical community on the local level to help fuel ZERO’s economic engine while amplifying the patient’s voice and executing ZERO’s programs and initiatives. ZERO’s chapter program is growing each year and we’re proud of our regional chapter directors who have their finger on the pulse of all things in their territory while working tirelessly to make meaningful connections to move ZERO’s mission forward. ZERO’s Prostate Cancer Run/Walks are at the heart of every chapter.
The Annual ZERO Summit brings together education, advocacy, and support from across the U.S. Thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, and family members attend this event to be part of a passionate community who is making a difference. Attendees not only get access to experts on the latest diagnostic, treatment, and research developments, but also to connect and celebrate with their peers. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet with their elected officials to protect and expand billions of dollars in crucial research funding and expand access to care.