At our 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. See you at BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG (7.30pm). There will be a buffet and time to catch up.
Prostate Cancer UK and Tackle have set up a petition for NICE to reverse the proposed decision not to allow Enzalutamide for men who have already had Abiraterone. You can sign it at http://tinyurl.com/ohvq99o
We have bought projector equipment and can offer talks to interested groups.
Prospect will have a display at the Sovereign Centre, Weston-super-Mare, on March 20.
Santa Cruz stand
Prospect had a display at the Santa Cruz VW Christmas rally at Fry's Club, Keynsham. The event raised more than the previous year and we will benefit again from the fans' generosity.
Bristol 2013 Run for the Future raised £13,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. Next run: September 14.
Training in dealing with the public and manning information stands is offered by Prostate Cancer UK. See www.prostatecanceruk.org The charity has also updated its factsheets on chemotherapy and hormone treatment in 2014.
Know your risk
Prostate Cancer UK has a new infographic and booklets
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
www.myprostate.eu is now also available in English and prostate cancer patients can exchange information and help each other with treatment decisions.