• Recommended UK websites, but beware

    Those unfamiliar with obtaining information from the World Wide Web should be on guard that the information available can be highly variable in quality. Dealing with a life-threatening disease means you have to be aware that some sites may be highly misleading and even promote treatments that can be ineffective or even dangerous. For useful sites, download the pdf under the heading Complementary therapies at the top of this Helpful links page on the right.

    Prospect is a member of the National Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups (Tackle), which represents all prostate cancer patient support groups nationally. The Federation publishes a quarterly newsletter, Prostate Matters, which is sent to all Prospect members, but you can download the latest issue here. The Federation has a national helpline at 0800 035 5302, which will put you in touch with us.

Complementary therapies and support,  Bristol

LIVING WITH AND BEYOND CANCER: A summary of this report with useful services, issued in June 2016 for the Bristol area, is available as a pdf here. Links to the entries are listed at the end.

Tips to avoid cancer

Ten tips to cut your risk of developing cancer. See

Should I have a PSA test?

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/prostatehealth/pages/psa-test.aspx

Background info on prostate cancer

This site on NHS Choices explains all about the prostate, cancer and the symptoms and how it’s diagnosed. And in April 2017 Prostate Cancer UK updated their pages on advanced prostate cancer – that has spread to other parts of the body. See

Help for teenagers

A website for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. See

Free activities from LinkAge/Macmillan

Are you over 55 and been affected by cancer? Did you know that becoming more active can help you feel great and improve your outcomes, reduce symptoms and side effects, and improve your wellbeing?  LinkAge has partnered with Macmillan to support people over 55 affected by cancer to access over 40 fun, social, creative or physical activities for free, across Bristol. But people from surrounding areas are welcomed. For more information see here or ring 0117 353 3042 and ask for Hannah C or Sally.

Need help with lifestyle/skills or support?

Lucy McGeagh, nee Hackshaw, a Prospect supporter for years, has set up a Bristol-based private health psychology service. Lucy, a Chartered Psychologist and Health Psychologist specialising in lifestyle behaviour change, can help equip individuals to learn new skills and provide support to achieve positive health changes, which can enrich their lives. She works with individuals who are adapting to a new diagnosis, having to make behaviour changes after treatment or who are generally looking to prevent ill health and make general lifestyle changes. For more information or to get in touch see her website here.

Facebook discussion groups

There are three Facebook groups that prostate cancer patients and partners can join to find help and information. One is Prostate Cancer – Awareness and Support, the second is Advanced Prostate cancer chat friendly group men&partners and the other Prostate Cancer Support Group.

How to contact Energise

Interested in physical activity and exercise? For patients with a Bristol GP see. For patients with a South Glos GP, the Energise service has ended. For those with a North Somerset GP, the only link found related to Energise is http://www.leisurecentre.com/hutton-moor-leisure-centre, so it’s suggested you contact the leisure centre and proceed from there.