Help with travel and self care during treatment
First aid tips for cancer patients on offer
An article on first aid for cancer patients has been published by Pacific Medical Training (Apr ’18). See here
New website for Wellbeing Centre
There is a new website for the Bristol Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital – see. It has a Useful Links webpage with information about all the other cancer-related organisations they could benefit from (Mar â€™18). See here
Complementary therapies and support,Â Bristol
LIVING WITH AND BEYOND CANCER:Â A summary of this report with useful services, issued in June 2016 for the Bristol area, is available as a pdf. See here. Links to the entries are listed at the end.
Tips to avoid cancer
Should I have a PSA test?
Background info on prostate cancer
This siteÂ on NHS Choices explains all about the prostate, cancer and the symptoms and how itâ€™s diagnosed. And inÂ April 2017 Prostate Cancer UK updated their pages onÂ advanced prostate cancer – that has spread to other parts of the body. See here
Help for teenagers
A website for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. See here
Free activities from LinkAge/Macmillan
Over 55 and been affected by cancer? Becoming more active can help you feel great and improve your outcomes, reduce symptoms and side effects, and improve your wellbeing.Â 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 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 threeÂ 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 here. For patients with a South Glos GP, the Energise service has ended. For those with a North Somerset GP, itâ€™s suggested you contact the Hutton Moor leisure centre and proceed from there.