Why are support groups important?
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK and 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It’s vital every single person affected by prostate cancer gets the support they need, where they need it. So we believe that every man should have access to a good quality prostate cancer support group.
Support groups operate in local communities, and can be a fantastic source of information and informal support for men and their families. Meeting and hearing from others affected by the disease can not only enable you to share your feelings but also understand the way you feel, and improve your wellbeing.
Many support groups are also members of Tackle, an umbrella organisation representing prostate cancer support groups. We are also working with Tackle on joint initiatives.