6th March 2018

The 6th March support group meeting is cancelled as there is a Living With and Beyond Prostate Cancer Event being held, 4-7pm, at the Hospital Education Centre, Infirmary Road, Carlisle CA2 7HY.

Prostate cancer survivors and their families are invited by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust to attend an evening where they can get together with doctors to discuss any issues they may have.

The event will feature doctors from the Trust who will be there to speak to former patients about their experiences and any issues they may have had or may still have. There will also be the opportunity to speak to dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists and a complimentary therapist who can offer help and advice.

Prostate cancer survival rates are improving thanks to advances in detection, diagnosis and treatment but men’s prostate cancer experience extends after their treatment has finished and affects their partners and families.

The evening aims to provide information and support for survivors to manage the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and financial challenges that can result from prostate cancer treatment, and encourage men to maintain and improve their health following treatment.

This is the second in a series of events and will be held on Tuesday 6 March 4pm-7pm in the James George Education Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

Jill Thursby, urology nurse specialist, at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Men are living with and beyond their treatment for many years, and we really want to encourage them and their families to attend these sessions.

“We’re there to talk through any clinical questions or concerns they may have and answer questions they might not have thought about at the time of their follow-up consultation.

“The opportunity to meet other people who have been through the same physical and emotional experience is also invaluable, not just for the men themselves but also their families.”


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