• AGM coming soon

    The AGM will be at 7.30 on April  22 at the BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton BS34 7RG. Our speaker will be Pat Turton, Lead Lecturer for Cancer at the University of the West of England.  She will be talking about a project exploring the factors influencing dietary intake and exercise in men on hormone therapy.  Several Prospect members have been involved in this work either as interviewees or participating in a focus group.  It promises to be a very interesting evening.

  • ‘Breakthrough’

    Bristol University scientists are reported to have made a breakthrough in treating prostate cancer. Injections have been tested on mice and could be tested on patients before long. Sebastian Oltean from the university gave us a talk on this at our January meeting and he has asked members to write to their MP to tell them how amazed we are at how expensive the research into new drugs is, and urge them to champion allocating more funds for biomedical research.

  • New members’ contact

    Mike Ashford has resigned as membership secretary due to ill health and we thank him for his work over the years. Mike Broxton has stepped into the breach.

  • We give talks

    We can give talks to groups. Mike Broxton has spoken at 5 Probus meetings. If interested email prospect.bristol@gmail.com

Welcome to Prospect – a support group for prostate cancer patients, their wives, partners and carers

Prospect is run by prostate cancer survivors for the benefit of the communities in Bristol and surrounding districts

Running

We are a friendly and supportive network that aims to:

We have found that knowledge is of great benefit to the patient. It enables him to play an active part in the decision-making process, for example in selecting the best treatment.

We offer a friendly welcome – come and join us

Are you just diagnosed, or do you suspect that you may have prostate cancer? Then call or text our helpline on 07585 963535 now for friendly peer support and an introduction to Prospect

This site has been compiled by prostate cancer survivors. We do not claim to have specialist knowledge other than that gained by prostate cancer patients during the course of their treatment.

  • Know your risk

    Prostate Cancer UK has a new infographic and booklets.

    Treatment help

    www.myprostate.eu is now also available in English and prostate cancer patients can exchange information and help each other with treatment decisions.

  • Buddies support

    A NEW emotional support service is being offered to people affected by cancer, called Macmillan Skype Buddy. To use it, you need Skype and an email account. The charity is also looking for volunteers to train as buddies.

  • Macmillan Bristol Buddies

    A new service to support adult cancer patients. It offers emotional and practical support in people’s homes for up to 12 weeks across Bristol. Ring 07543 248714 or email
    bristolbuddies@macmillan.org.uk