A friendly and supportive network that aims to:
- Support men who suspect they may have prostate cancer or who have been diagnosed and feel they need more information or support to decide on the best way forward.
- Provide a local informal meeting place for prostate cancer patients, where personal experiences of treatments can be exchanged. Our usual meetings are at the BAWA, Filton – directions/map here
- Keep patients in touch with medical professionals and up-to-date knowledge of medical developments and local arrangements for treatment.
- Champion the cause of prostate cancer patients and encourage all men over 50 to receive an annual PSA check.
- Raise awareness of prostate cancer.
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
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.
We give illustrated talksÂ
Mike Broxton gives prostate cancer awareness talks to interested groups, including those with learning disabilities. To arrange for a talk, contact email@example.com or our helpline: 07585 963535.
New secretary volunteers
Chris MillettÂ volunteered to be our secretary after an appeal at the AGM. A successful year was reported and the committee was re-elected. An interesting talk was given by Pat Turton, Lead Lecturer for Cancer at the UWE.
It can take years for a treatment to become available to patients who need it – Â and even then, some are not considered cost-effective enough to be routinely available on the NHS. The government are reviewing how to speed up access to treatments on the NHS and they want patientsâ€™ input. Prostate Cancer UK thought this was a good opportunity to tell them some of the difficulties men have had in accessing treatments. If your clinician judged your circumstances to be exceptional, they might have lodged an Individual Funding Request to see if you could receive a treatment not available on the NHS.Â If you knew that this was the case for you and the application was unsuccessful, Prostate Cancer UK wanted to share your experience with government.Â Although that exercise has now ended, Prostate Cancer UK still want to hear from any unsuccessful applications.
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.Â Sebastian Oltean from the university gave us a talk on this in January.