Did you know that 10,000 men die of Prostate Cancer each year in the UK?
Welcome to the website of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. It is a patient-led group holding bi-monthly meetings, social events, and regular PSA testing sessions in Cheshire, the North-West and beyond.
The group started in 2000 to offer support and advice to men (and their families) who have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. It was founded by our Chairman Gary Steele MBE. Click here to see an interview with Gary just after he won the Scottish Power & Trinity Mirror Cheshire "Your Champions" Award 2013.
We have a close association with Leighton Hospital near Crewe. Leighton Hospital is part of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Many of our members were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer by consultants in the Leighton Urology Department. Over the years our fund raising efforts have provided equipment for use within the hospital, and it is at Leighton where our bi-monthly meetings are held.
Click News to see a selection of items from the Media and about our Group.
Our group has three main objectives:
Before the group started many men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at Leighton found there was no post-diagnosis support for them and their families. Our group has aimed to provide this.
Not so long ago many men knew nothing about Prostate Cancer before being diagnosed. We try to make as many men as possible aware of this killer disease.
3. PSA testing
Our group believes that there are significant benefits of screening men for Prostate Cancer using an enhanced PSA test and we aim to offer regular PSA testing sessions to as many men as possible to enable early diagnosis.