Living well day for prostate cancer patients

Posted: October 21, 2013

Chance to share experiences and get advice and support

Great Western Hospital are inviting prostate cancer patients to attend a Urology Living Well Day in November to get advice and guidance on living with prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.  Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year.

Taking place on Wednesday 6 November, the Urology Living Well Day is aimed at men who have undergone or are embarking on treatment for prostate cancer, and for men who are living with prostate cancer and the side effects of treatment.

Sian Fletcher, Urology Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist at Great Western Hospital said:

"My colleague Katy Margesson and I have organised this event to promote self management of men with prostate cancer, it is an opportunity for men to talk about their cancer journey with others, their thoughts, feelings and expectations, and also ensure they are aware of support available to them.

Over 250,000 men in the UK are living with and after prostate cancer; we want to allow men to understand their prostate cancer, the side effects of treatments, how we can help them through their treatments and or living with prostate cancer. This event will also raise the profile of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Role and to ensure men and their families know we are here to help and support them.

This is the first of these events, it is free to attend and if successful we hope to open up it up to men and their partners as we understand they too have support needs that need to be met."

The Urology Living Well Day place will take place on the lower ground floor of GWH, in the Academy, Seminar Room 1 from 1pm - 6pm.  To register interest contact Ashleigh McCarthy on 01793 605859 or email ashleigh.mccarthy@gwh.nhs.uk

Next month Movember 2013 begins!

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their "Mo's" men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.  Find out more about you can get involved, and become part of this year's 'Generation Moustache' at www.movember.com/uk

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