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?
Prediction tools for treatment outcomes
Prediction tools designed to help patients and physicians understand the nature of their prostate cancer, assess risk based on specific characteristics of a patient and his disease, and predict the likely outcomes of treatment (Jul ’17). See
Background info on prostate cancer
This site¬†on NHS Choices explains all about the prostate, cancer and the symptoms ¬† and how it‚Äôs 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
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 this link for access to Energise: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/cancer-rehabilitation-exercise
For patients with a South Glos GP, this service will end in¬†April 2017. Referrals for Exercise on Prescription were¬†not being accepted after November 30 to ensure 12-week reviews can be carried out up to March 31 2017.
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‚Äôs suggested you contact the leisure centre and proceed from there.