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Progether - fight prostate cancer with your knowledge. The global health network.
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Progether - fight prostate cancer with your knowledge. The global health network.
Progether
I am Roger. At age 40 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prostate cancer diagnosis was a shock. How can I manage my cancer, and what would be the the right treatment for me?I consider knowledge... Read more

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I am Roger. At age 40 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prostate cancer diagnosis was a shock. How can I manage my cancer, and what would be the the right treatment for me?

I consider knowledge the key to all good decisions – And to gain knowledge I consulted several doctors …talked to other men with prostate cancer… and spent days searching the internet for answers,

And what I learned, is that there are many different types of prostate cancer. From slow growing, not harming you for decades,… to highly aggressive and life threatening tumors. and I got confused by the large number of treatment options available, some which can result in unpleasant side effects. I felt lost… Which exact type of prostate cancer do I have? And what would be the right treatment for me?

Every year, almost one million men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, will face this problem. At the same time, 10 million men who have been diagnosed in the past, are still alive. There are thousands of men matching exactly my specific diagnosis.

If I knew which therapies worked best for them, and which side effects they experienced, … I would be more comfortable making decision about my own disease. But how could I get this collective knowledge from men sharing my type of prostate cancer?

Together with leading prostate cancer experts, patient groups and technologists we have built Progether. Progether is a patient service enabling you to enter data about your specific prostate cancer, such as diagnostic findings, treatments, and course of disease, as well as self assessment of side effects and your experience. Using this croud-sourced knowledge, with datapoints from thousands of patients, and advanced analytics, Progether will find all other men in your situation, and tell you which treatment strategy they have chosen and which experience they have had. Based on your data, Progether will also provide educational content tailored to your exact condition, empowering you as a patient.

This way, Progether enables you to learn from the experience of all other men sharing your disease parameters…while at the same time contribute to a global database of unique and accumulated knowledge, which will be made available for research to improve prostate cancer treatment.

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