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.
Some of us are taking part in Megan Bendall's Gloucestershire University photographic project. Megan is creating a a book of portraits of people living with (all kinds of) cancer as well as those who have beaten it - including people's supporters, family and friends. . If you'd like to be part of Megan's work, please contact Cheltenham Maggie's, or CPCSG on the usual email.
This month we will have an open forum, general discussion.
Please visit our new Treatments page. This month it features an introduction to SpaceOAR Hydrogel, as mentioned by John Copsey in a recent Maggie's meeting.