TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR & MEET OUR MEMBERS.
DON'T PUT UP WITH PROSTATE PROBLEMS WITHOUT SUPPORT.
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most
commonly diagnosed cancer in men.
Approximately 3,500 Australian men
die of prostate cancer each year.
More men die of prostate cancer than
women die of breast cancer.
Who is the Moreton Bay Regional Prostate Cancer Support Group?
- The Moreton Bay Regional Prostate Cancer Support Group is one of 30 similar voluntary groups in Queensland and 170 groups across Australia.
- We are affiliated with the national body, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
- The Group provides support to men from a wide area from Caboolture & Bribie to Brisbane’s Northern suburbs and from Redcliffe to Mt Glorious. It also includes many partners.
- Our role is support and education and while we do that very well we cannot give specific medical advice although we have a lot of positive experiences to share. Members also have the opportunity to speak to the specialist speakers.
- Meetings are attended by men coping with recent diagnosis, those who have had various forms of treatment, men living with prostate cancer and even men who have been cured.
- Partners and family members are very welcome to attend meetings since they are an integral part of a man’s journey.
- There is no formal membership and no obligation to attend every meeting. Come to meetings as often as you wish. There is no cost to attend although we seek a gold coin donation to help with meeting costs.
- A monthly news sheet is sent to all members and advises of coming meetings as well as various medical and topical news and social events.
- Members are able to enjoy the social side of the group and help dispel the depression that is often associated with treatment.
- We have morning teas, lunches, picnics and excursions where we enjoy ourselves and forget our problems
- Our meetings give the opportunity to discuss individual experiences, problems & achievements and to have discussions with our speakers
- We know that following a diagnosis of prostate cancer, men and their families are faced with daunting decisions about their next step.
- This is when our group can help with empathy, and giving you the opportunity to talk with members who have had different forms of treatment.
- We find that other men will readily share their experiences to help you make the important decisions. You even have the opportunity to talk to the specialist speakers at meetings.
- We can provide contact details to enable you to talk by phone with men who have had specific treatments.
- Guest speakers, including health professionals, keep us up to date with the services available, treatment options, and other aspects of living with prostate cancer and ageing issues.
- At our meetings we have a wide range of free information on various aspects of prostate cancer as well as a specialised list of relevant publications and DVDs available from various sources.