Due to COVID-19, face to face meetings have been suspended until further notice. The Group will however meet on-line. If interested in participating, please email details – name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the next meeting date and time.
We hold regular monthly meetings on the last Friday of each month from 10.00 am until noon. Members attend meetings as they feel the need, but about half attend any one meeting, and all are kept up to date through our monthly newsletter (past issues are available on this page). You do not need an invitation to attend; just turn up and you will be made welcome, as will your partner/carer.
Our meetings are held in an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere, where laughter is an essential ingredient. Everyone, including partners, is welcome to share their experiences, to discuss issues they face, ask questions or voice concerns. Those who have experienced similar challenges will be only too happy to offer support.
We also welcome people who have not been diagnosed but who, for personal or professional reasons, are interested in prostate cancer or other prostate disease and the associated issues.
Typical discussion topics, often guided by a guest speaker, include:
- Risk factors for prostate cancer
- Indicators for and detection of prostate cancer
- Treatment options and their availability
- Pre-treatment issues
- Post-treatment care and rehabilitation
- Management of post-treatment side effects (such as incontinence or erectile dysfunction)
- Lifestyle changes and choices after prostate cancer
- Treatment options if the disease recurs
During our tea break you will have the chance to talk to people whose experiences may be of special interest to you, or simply to chat and form friendships.
The normal venue for our meetings is the St John of God Hospital, on the ground floor at the rear of the hospital. This room is referred to as the Education Room. Directions and further information are on the venue page.
Full details of the venue, upcoming topics and speakers for any of our events can be found by clicking through from the title in the sidebar.