CONTACT: ARIANNE NARDO
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 18, 2000
Prostate cancer support group to meet Feb. 25 at UI Hospitals and Clinics
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Breakfast Club, a support group for men and their
families who have been affected by prostate cancer, will meet at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 25 in Room 4638 of the John Pappajohn Pavilion at the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The room can be found by taking Elevator "H"
to the 4th floor.
The group meets monthly and invites all patients, family members or interested
individuals to gather for coffee and information. The featured topic for the
Feb. 25 gathering is "Urinary Incontinence and the Artificial Urinary
Sphincter," presented by Joseph Costa, D.O., a fellow associate in urology
and a specialist in reconstructive urology.
Between 1 to 2 percent of men experience serious urinary incontinence following
a prostatectomy, Costa said. One of the most effective treatment options for
males with incontinence is the artificial urinary sphincter procedure, which
will be discussed in detail at the meeting.
For more information about the Breakfast Club, call Paula Forest at (319)
356-3831 or Carralee Sueppel at (319) 683-2739.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.