We are affiliated with the Victorian Chapter of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Cancer Council Victoria (CCV), and work cooperatively to inform, advise or assist anyone who has an interest in or concern about prostate health.
We provide support to men and their partners, who have been affected by prostate health issues.
We conduct public forums and meetings to educate and encourage local men and their partners to become more informed about prostate cancer treatment options, side-effects and the strategies for dealing with them, and we promote awareness within the broader community of the benefits of early detection.
We also provide information and advice to those men who have a higher than normal risk of prostate cancer because of their age or family history.
If you have indications of prostate cancer it usually comes as a major shock to you, your family and friends. When you have to make decisions about diagnosis and treatment options, you can benefit from discussions with people who have similar experience.
While we do not provide medical advice, when you are newly diagnosed we can help you, your partner, and those concerned about your welfare, to understand the options available, and how you can access these options. We can also provide views on what may lie ahead, after treatment has been undertaken.
If you have immediate concerns about prostate health, and would like to discuss them now, don’t wait for a monthly meeting – contact one of our members by phone or email.
Otherwise you can come to one of our regular monthly meetings, where you can ask any of our members about their experiences.
Other ways in which the group could help you are in the information pages, and in our brochure available here.