How we can help you

Support groups such as ours can be of assistance to people who are concerned about the possibility of developing prostate cancer, or have been diagnosed as having prostate cancer or have undergone treatment for prostate cancer.

Through a number of our activities members of the group can provide support to others prior to as well as subsequent to any diagnosis or treatment procedure. Some men are unaware of the importance of evaluating the various treatment options that are available and selecting the option that is best for them in view of their particular circumstances. You should give consideration to all the options and talking to people who have been through various procedures and treatment can be very informative. Our members can also make suggestions about reading that you can undertake to become informed about diagnosis and treatment options.

Initial contact may be made with any of our
organisers, or you can simply turn up to one of our regular monthly meetings or coffee and chat mornings.

Through
personal interaction with members of the group you would have the opportunity to:
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  • Talk to members who may be able to provide information or support in relation to particular issues.
     
  • Discuss needs, hopes, problems, anxieties and expectations with people who have had similar experiences and who can appreciate what you are going through.
     
  • Talk to members who have undergone particular diagnostic and treatment procedures and related rehabilitation.
     
  • Learn how to become more informed about the diagnosis and treatment options and the facilities and medical services that are available.
     
  • Form an appreciation of what the future may have in store for you in the light of members’ experiences.
     
  • Listen to informative presentations from medical professionals and participate in discussions with them.
     
  • Get suggestions about important ‘must-read’ printed and audiovisual materials.
     
  • Access our library of selected printed and audiovisual materials.
     
  • Receive our informative, monthly newsletter ‘The Walnut

In addition to such opportunities for individuals, we are also able to provide informative presentations to associations, workgroups, hobby and recreational groups. On
this page of our web site is a link that will enable you to download a brief 2-page document that will give you an idea of the type of content that we might cover in a presentation. Also on that page are links that will enable you to download a copy of our standard full-feature presentation and shorter presentation. Contact our President to make arrangements for a presentation. We are happy to provide a tailor-made presentation that will address the specific needs of your group.  
Our group is also able to operate an information table or stall at any group’s events. To make arrangements for that, contact our President or Secretary.

Disclaimer  

On this web site is provided information about developments in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, books, documents, audiovisual products, presentations, research articles, sources of information, and other materials. However, the Group's Executive and web site manager do not have the medical expertise required to make an informed evaluation of conclusions and recommendations presented in such materials, and such conclusions and recommendations have not been verified through appropriately qualified medical professionals.

The information presented on this site must not be interpreted as being endorsed or recommended by the Group's Executive or web site manager. Any recommendations made in materials that are on the site or referred to may not be applicable in your particular case. Before implementing any recommendations made in the materials that are reported or referred to, it is essential that you obtain advice from appropriately qualified medical professionals.

The view of the Group
ΚΌs Executive is that no two prostate cancer cases are alike and that no single treatment option is better than any other in all cases. While the information on this site should be of interest, there is no substitute for getting informed medical advice from your own GP, specialists and other medical professionals.