Who are we?
The group was formed by Mike Harrison in September 2010 and is affiliated to Prostate Cancer Support, Macmillan Cancer Support and Blythe House.
Anyone affected by prostate cancer - a patient, wife, partner, carer, friend - is welcome to join the Group.
The Group is patient-led and is facilitated by people who have a knowledge and understanding of issues related to prostate cancer.
If you feel the Group can offer you something or that you can offer something to the Group please come along. You will be most welcome.
What do we do?
We organise monthly meetings at Blythe House in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank group members for welcoming Dad to the group and providing a valuable lifeline in difficult times. Long may your work continue."- N. February 2016.
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Mike founded the group in September 2010 and has been Chairman of the group since its formation.
Mike was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in February, 2007 at the age of 65, despite experiencing no symptoms that might suggest that he had prostate cancer. Following his diagnosis Mike felt very alone and didn’t know where to look for reliable information on the disease and his treatment options. Following his recovery from surgery he decided to form a support group to enable other men and their families to:
- get easy access to reliable and well informed information
- meet with other people who understand how it feels to have, and live with prostate cancer
- help them make informed decisions about their treatment.
Mike had a radical prostatectomy in June 2007 followed by radiotherapy in early 2012. He is currently living a healthy life with no regular medication or treatment, other than a regular PSA test and an annual review meeting with his consultant.
But it could have been very different...