Where can I get support?
All men are different but if your hormone therapy is no longer controlling your cancer so well you may feel disappointed, angry or worried about the future.
There are different ways to tackle this. Talking to someone or getting support can be useful. Your partner and family may also need support in emotional and practical ways. This information may also be helpful for them.
Friends and family
Some men get all the back-up they need from their family and friends. Get things off your chest by talking to a partner, friend or family. Explaining how you feel can help those close to you understand and give you support if you want it.
Personal experience: "Throughout my journey my partner has been my biggest supporter and long may this continue."
Your doctor or nurse
Talk to your specialist nurse, doctor or other health professionals involved in your care. They should be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have, as well as providing support. You can also speak to one of our Specialist Nurses.
Personal experience: "Ask your doctor or specialist nurse anything, including anything that may seem small. This can save confusion and concerns later."
Some people find it easier to talk to someone they do not know. Counsellors are trained to listen and can help you to find your own answers. Your GP may be able to refer you to a counsellor or you can see a private counsellor. There are different types of counselling available. To find out more contact the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Talking to someone affected by prostate cancer
Talking to someone with similar experiences often helps. Our support volunteers are all personally affected by prostate cancer. They are trained to listen and offer support over the telephone.
You and your family can join our online community. You can share your experiences with other men and their families. There are also prostate cancer support groups across the country, where you and your family can meet other people affected by prostate cancer.