Milton Keynes Prostate Cancer Patient Support Group

The number of males who are diagnosed with prostate cancer is increasing. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer affecting the UK male population, but the awareness of it is low.

The urology clinic of Milton Keynes Hospital organised an open meeting in July this year, to explore the possibility of setting up a prostate cancer patient support group for the Milton Keynes area. About 50 people attended the meeting, which is only a fraction of the people with prostate cancer in Milton Keynes. Many of them showed interest in having a patient support group to share experiences and build links with health professionals. Informal meetings were thought to be appropriate for the nature of the condition. Representatives from other Prostate Cancer Patient Support Groups described how sharing experiences is beneficial for people who have been devastated by the experience of being diagnosed with cancer. Peer support helps to raise awareness of the consequences of prostate cancer, and encourages men to seek early diagnosis.

People who are affected by Prostate Cancer, their spouses, partners and families are welcome to join the group.

Details of the first meeting are as follows:

Date:            Thursday 18 September 2014

Time:             6.00 – 8.00 pm

Venue:          Talbot Inn

                       33 London Road

                       Loughton

                       MK5 8AB

Contact:        Emelda Moos

Tel: 01908 243131

Emails: emelda.moos@mkhospital.nhs.uk

Maria Buckley

Tel: 01908 522311

Email: mariabuckleyuk@btinternet.com

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