• Appeal for secretary

    An appeal for a new secretary was made at the well-attended AGM on April 22. 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 University of the West of England. She told about a project exploring the factors influencing dietary intake and exercise in men on hormone therapy. Details of the next meeting will be announced soon.  Directions to BAWA and a map are available here

  • ‘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 in January. He 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

    Mike Broxton gives prostate cancer awareness talks to interested groups, including those with learning difficulties. 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 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