Welcome to the Cotswolds Prostate Cancer Support Group, a volunteer-led registered charity.
We hope that you will find information on these pages to help you, but please remember that if what you need isn't here, contact us and we will make every effort to help.
The group was started in 2007, by men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, with the support of the Urology Department of Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals, to help men come to terms with the challenge of the diagnosis, and be better able to handle the difficult periods when it is often traumatic to talk to people, even those very close to you.
We welcome wives, partners, carers and other family members, who experience just as much the loneliness and uncertainty associated with the disease. We're aware that to be able to share experiences with others "in the same boat" can be very comforting.
Our catchment area is broadly the whole of Gloucestershire but you are welcome wherever you are from.
To support men, their families and partners who are in any way affected by prostate cancer.
To provide a forum for meeting other people affected by prostate cancer, where individual experiences can be exchanged and support found.
To help raise the awareness of prostate cancer, specifically around the Gloucestershire area.
To provide support and assistance to anyone bereaved through prostate cancer.
Membership is open to anyone affected by prostate cancer or anyone who supports our aims and objectives..
If you'd like to join the group, details may be found on our membership page.
We welcome our dietician friend, Jo Payne, who has returned to talk to us again about how to eat healthily - and tastily too!
We would value your presence and support to elect old and new members as Trustees and Committee members and look for a new Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer and Website Administrator - training given! Don't be shy at stepping forward or encouraging someone you think might fit the bill! Usual friendly tea and chat after the short formalities.
This month our speaker will be Personal Fitness Trainer, Gordon Best who some of you may have already met at Maggies. No plimsoles required...
Please visit our new Treatments page which features an introduction to SpaceOAR Hydrogel, as mentioned by John Copsey in a recent Maggie's meeting.