Next meeting

On October 13 at BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton BS34 7RG, Christine Millard, a Uro-Oncology Nurse Specialist at Southmead, will talk about her role.


Can you help out?

A Bristol and District Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign will be held from September 1-14, culminating in the Run for the Future on the Downs. We’ll have a stand there and will run one also at Weston Town Hall on 8th. Want to help? Contact malcolm.gamlin@talktalk.net

 

Prison gift

Committee members David Casley and Mike Broxton are to visit HM prison Ashfield, Pucklechurch, on August 20 to receive £200 raised for Prospect at a charity football match.

 

Drug approved but...

Prostate Cancer UK is outraged that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has confirmed its decision to approve enzalutamide, but the final say on whether to provide it to men who have already received abiraterone is made by NHS England, which has decided not to supply it.

 

Poster out

Prospect has a poster to put up in clubs and pubs to alert men to prostate cancer. More copies available.

 

Talks offer

We have bought a projector and can give talks to groups.

 


 

 

Welcome to Prospect - a support group for prostate cancer patients, their wives, partners and carers.

Prospect is run by prostate cancer survivors for the benefit of the local community.

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Prospect is a friendly and supportive network that aims to:

 •  Support men who suspect they may have prostate cancer or who have been diagnosed and feel that they need more information or support to decide on the best way forward.

•  Provide a local informal meeting-place for prostate cancer patients, where personal experiences of treatments can be exchanged.

•  Keep patients in touch with medical professionals and up-to-date knowledge of medical developments and local arrangements for treatment.

•  Champion the cause of prostate cancer patients and encourage all men over 50 to receive an annual PSA check.

•  Raise awareness of prostate cancer.

We have found that knowledge is of great benefit to the patient. It enables him to play an active part in the decision-making process, for example in selecting the best treatment.

We offer a friendly welcome - come and join us

Are you just diagnosed, or do you suspect that you may have prostate cancer? Then call Mike Ashford on our Helpline 01934 626799 now for friendly peer-support and an introduction to PROSPECT

This site has been compiled by Prostate Cancer survivors.  We do not claim to have specialist knowledge other than that gained by Prostate Cancer patients during the course of their treatment.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Know your risk

Prostate Cancer UK has a new infographic and booklets 

 

Buddies support

A NEW emotional support service is being offered to people affected by cancer, called Macmillan Skype Buddy. To use it, you need Skype and an email account. The charity is also looking for volunteers to train as buddies. See www.skype-macmillan.com


Macmillan Bristol Buddies is also a new service to support adult cancer patients. It offers emotional and practical support in people’s homes for up to 12 weeks across Bristol. Ring 07543 248714 or email macmillanbristolsbuddies.com

 
Treatment help

www.myprostate.eu is now also available in English and prostate cancer patients can exchange information and help each other with treatment decisions.

  



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