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Buddies home support update

This Macmillan service offered support for adult cancer patients in our areas and they have been working on re-starting  face-to-face visits again. The Bristol Buddies service has moved to its national telephone service. Ring 07543 248714 or see this site for support.

Treatments and questions – Left Column

Active surveillance – pro-active monitoring of early stage cancer with the intent to cure. Watchful waiting – regular check-ups possibly leading to hormone treatment or palliative care. This is offered to men who are likely to die from other causes. Surgery – an operation to remove the prostate, suitable for localised cancer. There are three […]

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 […]

About prostate cancer


Know your risk

Prostate Cancer UK has a new infographic and booklets. Exchange information is now also available in English and prostate cancer patients can exchange information and help each other with treatment decisions.

Incidence with age

Incidence with age In 2008 in the UK 37,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. About 100 a day. Of the men diagnosed: A few hundred were under 50 years old ~3,709 were 50-59 ~12,201 were 60-69 ~13,682 were 70-79 ~7,109 were 80 or over

Help with treatment choices

Get enhanced guidance on treatment options, thanks to a checklist developed by researchers (Jun ’17). See. More help here. And why it’s difficult to choose among treatment options (Jul ’17). See. Men with early stage prostate cancer wishing to preserve sexual function while on treatment do not always make the right choices. See

Treatment help is now also available in English and PCa patients can exchange information and help each other with treatment decisions.