Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK is a UK Charity. Its top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. It invests millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives. Prostate Cancer UK also provides fantastic support for patients in the form of access to their specialist nurses, lots of information leaflets (available online or posted to you), and a variety of other support services.
Tackle Prostate Cancer
tackle prostate cancer is a charity. It aims to act as the voice of the patient and their families, and raise awareness. It also publishes useful information for patients.
tackle prostate cancer Information, Support, and Advice Guides
tackle prostate cancer Knowledge Empowers [PDF] book for newly diagnosed patients.
Macmillan Cancer Support
MACMILLAN is a charity which offers emotional, physical and financial support to cancer patients.
MACMILLAN Information and Support
MACMILLAN Information and Support - Prostate Cancer
MACMILLAN Talking to Children and Teenagers
MACMILLAN Talking to Children and Teenagers when an Adult has Cancer [PDF book]
Luton and Dunstable Hospital
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Other Support Groups
There are other support groups which might also be of interest to some members.
Prostate Cancer UK Active Surveillance online support group for men on Active Surveillance. Meets monthly on Zoom.
Prostate Brachytherapy UK Support Group is a group for patients who have had brachytherapy, or who are considering brachytherapy. The group caters for both LDR/seed/permanent brachytherapy, and HDR/temporary brachytherapy. It meets periodically on Zoom. Contact email@example.com if you would like to join the group.
Metro Walnut, a support group for LGBTQ+ prostate cancer patients and their partners. The group currently meets twice a month on Zoom during COVID, but one of these sessions will revert to being in-person in London when COVID restrictions are no longer required.
Prostate Peddlers is a prostate cancer support group which is aiming at getting prostate cancer patients fit through cycling. It doesn't matter if you haven't cycled since you were a teenager, or don't even have a bike, Prostate Peddlers will bring you up to speed, and provide a great environment for men to talk openly with each other. They are based at Whipsnade/Ashridge, and so quite near to Dunstable.
Prostate Cancer UK Online Community is an online forum for posting questions and making comments. Although almost entirely patients, the quality and accuracy of information in this community tends to be good, but remember these are not clinicians.