SOURCES OF ADVICE AND SUPPORT:
The Prostate Cancer Charity operates a telephone help line service (10.00 am and 4.00 pm Mon. to Fri.) staffed by specialist nurses. They can also put callers in touch with ‘networkers’ around the country who are either patients or carers.
Telephone: 0845 300 8383,
PSA (the Prostate Cancer Support Association) is a members association with regional groupings in the North East, North West, Hull, London & the Home Counties, North Wales, the South Coast in both Dorset and the Solent. A regular newsletter is available to members. There is a National Help Line, 0845 6010766 which is staffed by members with experience of living with prostate cancer.
On the internet there are three particularly good sites. The Prostate Cancer Charity is at www.prostate-cancer.org.uk. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the pc-spes list (which addresses may issues including diet and developments in treatment. At www.prostatepointers.org there is a wide variety of articles of interest and links to a number of other sites.