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  A Prostate Cancer Discussion List

Since 1995, the mission of the PPML has been to provide a forum for prostate cancer survivors, their families, and their supportive friends to exchange information about prostate cancer. Medical professionals sometimes also contribute to the discussions. We invite you to draw on the knowledge, experience, and empathetic support of our approximately 1200 participants by subscribing to our discussion list and presenting any questions you may have. Questions and responses to questions are what has made the PPML the valuable resource that many of us have found it to be for many years.

The PPML is a ListServ mailing list. Subscribers send their email messages to a central server that distributes email copies to all other subscribers. It is also possible for subscribers to participate as though the PPML were a web-based bulletin board by setting their subscription preferences to not receive the distributed emails, and just read and send messages from the PPML archives webpages.

PPML ListServ software, hardware, and technical assistance are generously donated by the L-Soft Corporation. The PPML discussion list is maintained entirely by volunteer facilitators.

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