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

  • Next meeting to be announced

    Our next members’ meeting is due to be held on October 12 and details will be announced soon. We generally meet at the BAWA, Filton, and enjoy a talk plus chats over refreshments. Meanwhile, if you wish to make contact, ring our helpline, 07585 963535, or use the contact form on this page

  • Tour to help Black men

    A Prostate Cancer UK bus is touring to reach Black men and make more people aware of the higher risk of prostate cancer. The bus will be in Bristol on August 30. See

  • Space tool may detect prostate cancer

    An instrument on board Philae, the comet 67P lander, is being used in the search for a non-invasive detection of prostate cancer. The instrument is a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer which sniffs and analyses the main chemical compounds that make up the comet.  But the tool, developed by Open University scientists and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, is being trialled on earth in such problems as testing submarines’ air quality and in the fight against bed bugs.  – Open Minds, the magazine for OU alumni

  • ‘Striking’ results in trial

    Exciting results released in May could trigger a big change in advanced prostate cancer treatment. The “striking” first results from the much-anticipated STAMPEDE trial were announced ahead of the American Society of Cancer Oncology conference. It is the largest prostate cancer clinical trial,  designed to test the effect of giving different treatments earlier.

  • New secretary volunteers

    At April’s AGM an appeal was made for a new secretary and Chris Millett has volunteered. A successful year was reported and the committee was re-elected at the meeting, at BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton BS34 7RG. An interesting talk was given by Pat Turton, Lead Lecturer for Cancer at the UWE.

  • ‘Breakthrough’

    Bristol University scientists 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 in January.

Running

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 for friendly peer support and an introduction to Prospect call or text our helpline on

07585 963535

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.

Thanks, Mike

After nearly 8 years on the Prospect committee Mike Ashford has stood down. Chairman Malcolm Gamlin wrote an appreciation of Mike’s work in our newsletter and added “Thank you Mike for all you have done for Prospect and your efforts in raising awareness of prostate cancer.” Mike Broxton has taken over from Mike Ashford as membership secretary.

We give illustrated talks 

Mike Broxton gives prostate cancer awareness talks to interested groups, including those with learning disabilities. To arrange for a talk, contact prospect.bristol@gmail.com or our helpline: 07585 963535.

  • 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