Who is the group for?
The group was formed in September 2010 and its aim is to support and help anyone affected by prostate cancer – a patient, wife, partner, carer, friend – All are welcome to join the group.
When is it?
The last Tuesday of every month from 5pm – 7pm
How can the group help me?
Many people feel alone and at a loss when they have a diagnosis of cancer. It may sometimes seem a confusing and bewildering experience that patients, their partners or carers find difficult to manage.
Talking to others who have experienced these feelings helps those affected to cope with, live with and manage prostate cancer.
How is the group run?
The Group is facilitated by two specialist hospice staff who have a knowledge and understanding of issues related to prostate cancer.
Guest speakers are invited to present and answer questions on issues related to prostate cancer. For example, treatment decisions, managing side-effects, nutrition and continence advice. The meetings also provide an excellent opportunity for those affected by prostate cancer to talk and provide advice, information and support on how to live as well as possible with prostate cancer.
These meetings, together with the occasional social gathering, provide a venue at which informal contact can be made between individual patients faced with a future of living with prostate cancer.