Prostate support group to meet

Support group: Cancer nurse coordinator Ken Procter.

Support group: Cancer nurse coordinator Ken Procter.

A video talk from Dr Thomas Dean is one of the highlights of the August meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support group on August 10.

Dr Dean will talk about the changing approaches in the diagnoses and treatment of prostate cancer.

Group coordinator Ken Procter said prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia.

“Prostate cancer network meetings help to both increase understanding of the disease, treatments and issues such as your diet, and also to link you with other people in a similar situation,” Mr Procter said.

“Problems with passing urine, difficulty with getting or maintaining an erection are all possible issues related to prostate cancer and are subjects that men are often unwilling to talk about with their mates, their partners or even their doctors.

“These meetings are the time when you can talk openly. 

“The aim of the group is to meet new friends and learn something about yourself and the disease you live with.”

Mr Procter said the guest speakers cover a range of topics including medical treatment options to lifestyle factors to practical support.

The support group meets at the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute conference room at 4.50pm. The meetings are scheduled for an hour.

For more information on the Prostate Cancer Support group contact Ken Procter on 6580 1807.