Mick Harford of Luton Town F.C. recently announced he is being treated for prostate cancer. If you are worried that you might have prostate cancer, we've written a special page on this issue: Mick Harford, Luton Town
Being told you might have prostate cancer can come as a great shock. It is often in men who are healthy and have no symptoms. It can be a very anxious time for the man and his family. The anxiety is caused by not having enough information to predict and control your future, which leaves you worrying about all the worse possible things you can think of that might happen.
At Luton and Dunstable Prostate Support Group, we can help you handle this.
We can explain the diagnostic and treatment pathways, particularly from a patient's view — we’ve already been through them ourselves. Having a better understanding of the process you’re going through can really help, and alleviates some of the unknowns that are causing anxiety.
If you are in the process of choosing treatments, we have members happy to talk with you about their experiences of most treatments, recovery, and side effects.
If you are undergoing treatment, we can explain what to expect and how to look after yourself.
We are here to listen and talk. During these times of lockdown and more restricted access to clinicians, people can feel isolated, and it’s even more important to reach out for help. We’re here to help you.
You are not alone.
“When I was advised to join the support group, I initially declined, thinking I would not learn much and that I didn't want to hear other cancer patients harping on about their problems. However, I did call. I not only found the support line incredibly helpful and sympathetic but I learned many things I'd not thought about and which were most helpful and reassuring. All in all it was incredibly productive experience and I realised how valuable and helpful a support group is. I thoroughly recommend others take advantage of the wonderful opportunity a support group offers, especially those, like me, who are skeptical as to whether to participate.” — a recent new member.
“If there's only one thing I could do differently after my prostate cancer diagnosis, that would be to join a support group right away. To know you are not alone and that there are others who understand is invaluable.” — Gogs Gagnon.