Next meeting

NOTE we will start at 6.30pm to hear Sebastian Oltea of Bristol University talk about the breakthrough mentioned below: January 19, BAWA, Southmead Rd, Filton BS34 7RG.

 

'Breakthrough' 

Bristol University scientists are reported to have made a breakthrough in treating prostate cancer. Injections have been tested on mice and could be tested on patients within 2 years.

 

New members' contact

Mike Ashford has resigned as membership secretary due to ill health and we thank him for his work over the years. Mike Broxton has stepped into the breach.

 

Exercise sessions

Local Energise exercise sessions for cancer patients are active. See:
www.bristol.gov.uk/page/health-and-adult-care/energise-cancer-rehabilitation-exercise-classes


Talks offer

We can give talks to groups. Mike Broxton has spoken at 5 Probus meetings.

 

Drug approved but...

Prostate Cancer UK is outraged that NICE has confirmed approval of enzalutamide, but NHS England has decided not to supply it to men who have received abiraterone.

 


 

 

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 or text our Helpline on 07585 963535 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. 


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. Call 07543 248714 or email bristolbuddies@macmillan.org.uk

 
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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