A decorahnews.com reader e-mails: "Is there an organization for men with cancer in Winneshiek County?"
(Mr. Answer Person would like to thank Patty Casterton and Karen Nielsen at Winneshiek Medical Center for their help in this answer)
There's a new Cancer Support Group in Decorah that will meet next Tuesday, September 28th, at 6:00 p.m. at Gundersen Clinic-Decorah. The group holds its regular meeting every fourth Tuesday of the month, splitting locations between Gundersen and WMC.
WMC does offer regular prostate cancer screenings. Call 382-2911 to get the schedule for the next screenings (the last one was on Wednesday)
In recent months, WMC has been building a Cancer Resource Center. this center has many resources here in Decorah. One valuable resource is hospital social worker Karen Nielsen! Anyone can call her for more information at (563) 387-3046. She also is connected to the American Cancer Society and to the Iowa Cancer Consortium, which are other resources.
Karen says, "I'm not aware of a group dedicated to men only in Winneshiek County or as a fund raising group for men only. I would encourage him to join in the cancer support group."