Our group was formed by prostate cancer sufferers not medical professionals in response to the need for support by patients, wives, partners and friends. That was in 2003 and we have given that support in many forms ever since.
We’re all very shocked when we get the initial diagnosis but meeting members of our group will help you to realise that we all have a positive outlook and lead a full life. In addition, you will find in our group, members in various stages and varieties of treatment who are prepared to share their experiences. Many joining us find it helpful to hear these experiences (in private if necessary) to ease their concerns about their own treatment plans.
We hold regular meetings to keep members informed about prostate cancer, its treatment, research projects and related matters with speakers who are highly experienced and knowledgeable medical professionals. We also have speakers on topics of general interest. You will have the chance to speak to all of these presenters
Come along to our meetings to find out more for yourself and feel free to bring your wife, partner or friend. You’re all welcome, but until you join us, read more of our website for a variety of useful information about us, prostate cancer and related matters as well as associated organisations.
On the 28th May, we set up a major event for PSA screening which is not done routinely on the NHS, with Gary Steele MBE assisted by Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. Nine members of our group assisted with the form filling and serving refreshments. All those tested received a letter confirming the result of their test. There were three standard letters: one (green) advised normal result, no action necessary. Another (amber) recommended a retest at a later date, while the third (red) recommended visiting the GP as soon as possible for further investigation.
65 men were tested
58 tested green
3 tested amber
4 tested red
This means the abnormal results were between 8 and 10%, which makes it a very worthwhile event.