Message from the Founder

I would like to welcome you to the Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates (APDA) website. Our organization was created by and is composed of Peyronie’s patients and their partners, with support from physicians who are dedicated to education of the disease. We invite you to become involved in the APDA’s goals. Those goals are to increase awareness about this condition, educate and encourage men to become their own advocates for personal health, dispel misconceptions regarding Peyronie’s disease (PD) and to pursue research to find a cure.

I encourage you to explore all of the important features in our site, including a news feed to provide you with up-to-date developments regarding PD, a growing video section adding topics as available) on various topics and a comprehensive treatment comparison chart. This chart will provide, at a glance, the treatment(s) that might fit your individual preference or need. In addition, we offer a Doctor discussion guide to provide you with suggestions and questions to facilitate conversations with your urologist. And to supplement our existing Physician Finder, I attend several conferences a year in an effort to identify experienced urologists to add to our list.

My core hope is that each man will equip himself to be his own advocate in making decisions regarding treatments. Whether those treatments are surgical or conservative nonsurgical treatments, a man needs all the information he can gather to make those informed decisions. Therefore, it is my sincerest intention to provide through the APDA, the most honest, direct information and education. Finally, to connect you with others who face the physical and psychological effects of Peyronie’s disease.

There is hope…you are not alone!

Stan Hardin
PD patient
President and founder, APDA

 

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