Two cancer physicians will be the special guests of Central Montana’s men’s cancer support group Thursday, Nov. 8.

Drs. Bryan Martin and Patrick Tang, oncologists at Benefis in Great Falls, will speak with area cancer survivors in a special monthly meeting.  They will speak briefly about cancer diagnoses and treatments and then will answer questions from the group.

The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room One next door to the cafeteria in the basement of Central Montana Medical Center.  The physicians will appear via videoconferencing from Great Falls.

“We want to invite any man who has been diagnosed with cancer to attend this special meeting,” said Dick Brumley, one of the support group organizers.  “We are really pleased to have the oncologists speak with us and will offer each man a chance to ask them questions anonymously.”

The men’s cancer support group meets the second Thursday of each month with timely and informative presentations and the opportunity to meet and share with men who are battling and surviving cancer.

This is part of an effort by CMMC and others to help men, whatever cancer they have and wherever they are in their battle, to find additional tools and support.

“From coping with a diagnosis of cancer to handling treatment to dealing with long-term emotional and financial concerns, cancer patients and survivors often face stressful situations,” CMMC had released earlier this year.

“Our goal is to help create a comfortable and relaxed environment for men to share their experiences and concerns.”

Since its organization in the spring, the group has enjoyed vibrant and candid conversations about cancer, its effects and treatments.

For more information, call 538-6382, where you will hear the names of local men who can answer your questions.  Or visit: