Help Us Fight Prostate Cancer
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be a frightening and lonely experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We can help.
- Being newly diagnosed with prostate cancer can be a very lonely place to be. Not only do you have to deal with the shock of your diagnosis, but also with a bewildering array of treatment options.
- Doctors and nurses have a lot of experience of telling people they have cancer. However, only people with or who have had cancer have a real understanding of how sufferers and their families feel about it.
- A lot of men are reluctant to talk about medical conditions or to seek help and support, even when faced with such a life-changing experience. However, many men find they gain a lot of comfort, confidence and encouragement from talking to other men who are either living with or who have been cured of prostate cancer.
- Don’t face prostate cancer on your own, we are here to help.
We hold informal and welcoming lunchtime meetings in a local pub most months, and evening meetings every 6 months. We invite specialists to talk to us about a range of prostate cancer topics including side effects, incontinence management and sexual counselling.
- We give talks to local groups about our personal experiences of prostate cancer and our work to help spread awareness of the importance for all men over age 50 to routinely check their PSA.
- Periodically, we man displays in shopping centres and at local events to promote awareness of prostate cancer and the work we do.
- We talk to individuals and members of their families who want to know more about what it is like to live with prostate cancer.
Maggie and Reg Swaden
Support Group Leaders
Frimley Park Hospital
Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist Nikki Pereira: 01276 526156
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Contact: 01483 571122. Prostate cancer nurse specialists:
- Claire Deering ext 2058
- Donna Higgins ext 2058
- Michele Pietrasik ext 4540
- Ali Rooke ext 4478
- Helen Casson ext 4841
“In any theatre of war, it is vital to understand your enemy – their strengths, their weaknesses and their behaviour. The same disciplines are needed to effectively fight cancer. I urge you to support the Prostate Project’s battle with this insidious disease that claims so many men’s lives.”
“Being able to talk to men with prostate cancer who had taken the decisions I was faced with, was a huge benefit for me and my family.”
“My partner gets a great boost from being with other “sufferers” and being able to chat to them and swapping experiences gives him confidence. You’re doing a marvellous job and we’re so thankful to be part of your group.”
“The Prostate Project has done a huge amount to improve the care of men with prostate cancer and I thank them for their continuing efforts.”
“My involvement with the PP Support Group enables me to keep up to date and ensure I give others the correct advice. There is help in abundance for prostate cancer patients – don’t die of ignorance.”
Our news show us that every small victory is important in the war against prostate cancer. Head over to our news section to learn more about our latest victories and future projects.
Charity online art auction is now live!
Local artists are set to boost cancer research at the University of Surrey by auctioning more than 100 pieces of artwork. The fundraising project, which is led by the local charity, the Prostate Project will support
Launch of our online art auction
The annual on-line art auction in aid of the Prostate Project was launched in great style with an event at The County Club in Guildford earlier this week. Hosted by ‘Mr Radio’ himself, Peter Gordon,
National recognition at HSJ awards
A pilot project involving Royal Surrey staff has won a prestigious industry award from the Health Service Journal. The award, in the category ‘Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign’ was received in recognition of a