Prostate Cancer Treatment Program
The Prostate Cancer Treatment Program (PCTP) is IMProving Access, Counseling & Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer (IMPACT). IMPACT will pay for prostate cancer treatment for up to 12 months for qualified individuals. Treatment is available throughout California. If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your neighborhood. IMPACT is operated under contract by the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Governor’s Office recognizes September 2013 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Facts
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in California men.
- One in six men will develop prostate cancer.
- Men with prostate cancer have a better chance of long-term survival when treatment begins at an early stage of the disease.
Prostate Cancer Screening Information
Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:
- are 18 years old or older
- have a diagnosis of prostate cancer
- have low income
- have no medical insurance, and do not qualify for Medicare or Medi-Cal
- live in California
Call 1-800-409-8252 Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
More information on IMPACT is available from the IMPACT website.
Information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer, helps men and their families understand a prostate cancer diagnosis and compare different treatment options. This information is also available in Spanish at Lo que usted necesita saber sobre el cáncer de próstata. You may order a printed copy of the booklet in English or Spanish from the NIH.
The NIH booklet "Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer" is available online.
For more information on the Prostate Cancer Treatment Program, contact the Prostate Cancer Treatment Program at Cancer Detection Section.
The Prostate Cancer Treatment Program protects your personal health information. As required by the federal regulations known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we are providing our clients with control over access to their health information.
Review the Prostate Cancer Treatment Program Notice of Privacy Practices.
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