Our group aims to provide post-diagnosis support for men and their families. We do this in the following ways:
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All are welcome to attend our bi-monthly Saturday morning meetings at Leighton Hospital. Meetings are held in the Postgraduate which is located in the near right-hand corner as you enter car park A off Entrance 1 (Main entrance). For further directions, you can download a site plan of Leighton Hospital from their NHS website at http://mcht.nhs.uk/information-for-patients/hospital-maps/.
The meeting agenda typically includes the Chairman's update on group progress, arrangements for social activities and PSA Testing, possibly a talk by a guest speaker and a chance to chat with other members. There is always a raffle to help raise funds for our development activities and some meetings are followed by a buffet lunch. You can see details of the next few events in the purple box on the right of this screen. See Calendar for a list of all future meeting dates. To download the Secretary's report of the latest Group Meeting, meeting, click here.
At the May 2016 AGM, Catherine Durr from Coloplast gave a presentation on her company's solutions for male bladder incontinence which created some interest. Since then, one of our members, Robin Creed, has written a short page describing the different devices that are available to men suffering incontinence following treatment for Prostate Cancer. Click here to see the page.
Many members are happy to offer you the benefit of their experiences in treatment, side effects, medications etc. on a one-to-one basis. Some have published their own story of Prostate Cancer on the Members' Prostate Cancer Experiences page of this website. You may find a story that helps you at your own current stage of treatment. If you need further support, a Helpline is also available through Prostate Cancer Support on 0800 035 5302.