Support with prostate cancer

Everyone with prostate cancer is different and each of us has different support needs, and this can change over time. Friends and family of LGBT men with prostate cancer can provide valuable support, but you can also ask for information and support from your local hospital or healthcare provider. You might find the following links to charities and support groups useful. We also include information on the small number of groups that specifically cater for LGBT people with prostate cancer, and their partners and carers.

Cancer charities

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK offers free support including a lot of information on their website, telephone help lines and online communities.

The specialist nurse help line is 0800 074 8383

Prostate Cancer UK also has a list of local prostate cancer support groups.

Prostate Cancer UK also has an on-line community.

Macmillan

Macmillan offers free support including a lot of information on their website.

They also have a list of local prostate cancer support groups.

Read a guest post on the Macmillan website by an older gay man with cancer.

Other related charities and support groups

Orchid charity - charity for a range of male cancers

Carers UK - support group for carers.

Pelvic radiation disease association - association for those affected by the late effects of radiation therapy.

More information on other charities >>>.

Specifically for LGBT people

The prostate cancer charities have specific information and forums for LGBT people:

Out with prostate cancer in the Manchester area.

Staffordshire Cancer LGBT - Macmillan Cancer Support working in partnership with Disability Solutions talking about cancer with LGBT communities to address health inequalities in Staffordshire.

Read the blog by one of our former group members.

 

Other Walnut support groups

In addition to LGBT Walnut, there are other Walnut groups in the UK which all operate independently.

Dorset Walnut

Dorset Walnut is a Prostate Cancer Peer Support/Social Group based in Dorset for gay & bisexual men concerned about or affected by Prostate Cancer.

For more information about the group and the meetings being held in Bournemouth, please contact David Storton at dorsetwalnut@yahoo.co.uk

Eastbourne Walnut

Eastbourne Walnut is a Prostate Cancer Peer Support/Social Group based on the south coast for gay & bisexual men concerned about or affected by Prostate Cancer.

For more information about the group and the meetings being held in Eastbourne, please contact Paul Jordan at ebwalnut@hotmail.com

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