Each month we have a meeting where those affected by Prostate Cancer can get together to share experiences, ask questions and receive advice.
We often have an expert speaker who will give a talk on a relevant subject. (See our "Dates for your diary" page for details of the speakers)
This is followed by an opportunity for socialising and to ask questions relating to prostate cancer. This might be in a group discussion or informally, one-to-one .
A Clinical Nurse Specialist often attends our meetings so that medical questions can be answered by a professional.
Our monthly meetings are held in the Cheltenham Maggie's Centre. The Centre is close to the Oncology Unit of Cheltenham Hospital, near to the Fire Station.
Can't make our Monday meetings - why not come to PCP - the Prostate Cancer Partners' meetings instead?
PCP is for anyone affected by prostate cancer. It is usually held at the Table Table restaurant at the Oakwood pub, Twigworth, where two tables are booked in the restaurant - one for men and one for women, with privacy for both groups. As this is a drop-in meeting, there is no need to book in advance. This is a Brewer's Fayre restaurant with a good selection of reasonably priced food and drinks available. Meetings start at 7pm and finish by 9pm. Occasionally, a meeting is held at a different venue - particularly at New Year - so it is advisable to confirm with Penny where the meeting will be. Penny can be contacted on 01684 772559
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.