Next meeting

On April 23 Elizabeth Thompson, Consultant Homeopathic Physician UHB, will give an introduction to homeopathic medicine and go through its uses in helping with side effects from prostate cancer treatment. At BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG (7.30pm). There will be a buffet and time to catch up.


Santa Cruz gift

Prospect was presented with £1,500 raised by the Santa Cruz VW Christmas rally at Keynsham, and we thank them for their generosity.


Talks offer

We have bought projector equipment and can offer talks to interested groups.


Tests 'failing'

Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate disease severity in half of cases, Cambridge University researchers say. Scientists are calling for better tests to define the nature of the cancer. - BBC

Good result

Bristol 2013 Run for the Future raised £13,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. Next run: September 14.


Training offer

Training in dealing with the public and manning information stands is offered by Prostate Cancer UK. See The charity has also updated its factsheets on chemotherapy and hormone treatment in 2014.



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.


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

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

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


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