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If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we can help

We can help you To learn more about prostate cancer through guest speakers, books, DVDs and newsletters;
To make better decisions about what treatment to have (you can talk to men who have had the different treatments that you may be considering);
To meet others who are going through the same thing as you (avoid feeling isolated and alone)

We are a peer support group ( a group of men and women who have been affected by prostate cancer) who provide information, education and support. We are affiliated with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Evidence shows that:
Peer support can reduce the psychological stress associated with prostate cancer diagnosis; and
Support groups can improve the quality of life and well being of people with prostate cancer and their carers.

If you need help before our next meeting, please phone one of the people listed on the Contact Page.

October meeting (in-person at the Uniting Church, Seddon St Ivanhoe and on Zoom): Tuesday October 18, 2022 at 10am.

The next meeting will be in-person and on Zoom.  It will be held on Tuesday October 18, 2022, starting at 10am.   The Zoom URL will be in the October Newsletter.

Our guest speaker will be Dr Jane Crowe MBBS (Hon) ,Masters GP Psychiatry, a GP who speialises in helping to optimise the quality of life for men with prostate cancer.

Jane has been working for over 30 years as a GP in suburban Melbourne. In 2011 Jane started working part time as Prostate Cancer GP at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond and now at the Australian Prostate Centre in North Melbourne where she works as part of a multidisciplinary survivorship clinic for men on androgen deprivation therapy . Jane uses her general practice skills and clinical prostate cancer knowledge in conjunction with other health professionals to help manage the many challenges a man with prostate cancer may encounter .Jane’s ultimate aim is to help optimise the quality life of men with prostate cancer by taking an individual and holistic approach in a meaningful way for her patients.

Members will have the opportunity to describe their own journey, and to ask questions or raise issues relevant to their own progress.