Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group
Address: The Stables;Western General Hospital, EH4 2XU
Phone: 0131 208 3067
ZIP Code: EH4 2XU
Description - Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group Urology Edinburgh
Smaller text Larger text Our Support Group is run by men who have all had a diagnosis of prostate cancer, so we know something about the shock and anxiety that such news can bring. We also know about different forms of treatment because, within our group, we seem to have members who have experienced most of them. We have members who have sailed through treatment and now consider themselves to be cured. We have others for whom treatment has been more on-going and who have moved from one stage to another. We also have a few who continue to struggle with the condition despite various forms of treatment.
What we have found to be important is the knowledge that we are not alone in our condition. Knowing others who have been through it or who are still going through it can be an enormous boost to our self confidence and knowing that there are people around who can discuss things with us and share experiences often provides just the sort of ‘lift’ that we need. Men tend not to be very good at talking about these sort of things or sharing feelings - we know that, we are men! But our group gives people the opportunity and the confidence to do just that - or at least to sit and listen to others even if they are reluctant to talk about things themselves! Our group is the evidence you may need to show that a diagnosis of prostate cancer does not mean that our lives are almost over, and it proves the point that life can go on, with laughter and all sorts of activity, despite this wretched condition. We know that to be true because we have discovered it ourselves within this group.
” Having recently been diagnosed with early stage localised prostate cancer I was devastated as I am fit and had none of the usual symptoms . On getting the news at the hospital I was given a book detailing the four choices open to me and advised to contact the local support group . Having spoken on the phone to former patients I was becoming more at ease with my situation and was leaning towards choos