Support group for prostate patients
A SUPPORT group for men who have suffered from prostate cancer invited friends and family along on December 14 in order to help people better understand the illness.
The Compass Prostate Support Group, in partnership with the urooncology team at Wexham Park Hospital, meets monthy at Iver Heath Bowls Club, offering support for men who have been affected by prostate cancer.
It provides a confidential environment for members to share information, experiences and practical advice on how to live with and beyond the disease.
Alison Brown, a urology associate nurse specialist who helped get the group running, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men but it is possible to detect it at an early stage by screening, and if diagnosed, can be completely cured. So it is vital that men are encouraged to take charge and get checked by their GP on a regular basis.
“However, even when successful, treatment can take a toll on the physical and mental health of those affected, so it’s fantastic to see how Steve and the rest of the members have taken control of the group and are supporting each other.”
The group meets on the second Monday of every month at Iver Heath Bowls Club, Church Road, Iver Heath.
It welcomes all men who have, or have had prostate cancer.
More information is available from Steve Molloy at pca.group. email@example.com or via the Macmillan urooncology clinical nurse specialists at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals.