Patricia Trish Neeves

Meet Patricia

I'm Patricia Neeves and I'm 69 and I live in Berkshire. I have two grown-up sons, Christopher and Phillip. My husband, Ken, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997.

Ken had a radical prostatectomy – his whole prostate was removed. I wasn't given any information after the operation and we were offered no support on how to cope. Fortunately, I found out about Prostate Cancer UK. The staff supported us all the way through, particularly the specialist nurse, who was brilliant."

"Even now, it's still the cancer that isn't talked about"

Ken recovered completely from his prostate cancer and we started to offer peer support over the phone with Prostate Cancer UK. At the end of 2000, just before Christmas, we discovered that Ken had a brain tumour. I cared for him for two years until he died in October 2002.

Since I lost Ken, I've carried on supporting Prostate Cancer UK. I've left them a gift in my Will because I'm so passionate about the work they do: particularly the support services and the research but also the education. This is vital because, even now, it's still the cancer that isn't talked about.

I've left Prostate Cancer UK a gift in my Will because I'm so passionate about the work they do

- Patricia Neeves