Thursday, 05 March 2015

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can get support in a relaxed, informal environment by attending a course designed to help them move on with their life after treatment.

The Prostate Cancer Wellbeing Course, which will start on Wednesday April 15 at the Starlight Centre at Peace Hospice Care, is a forum for men to meet with others in a similar situation and discuss common issues with a prostate cancer nurse specialist, Tina Smith.

 

The six week course will cover a series of topics including management of potential side effects of treatment, diet, exercise, body changes and intimacy.

 

Tina explains, 'I have supported over 50 men with prostate cancer in the past six  months and this new course has been launched as a way to bring men with similar symptoms together to share experiences and find out relevant information to help them manage their lives.

 

'The aim of the course is to improve men's health, independence and confidence, give them the support they need to get back in the driving seat and move on with their life.'

 

The course starts Wednesday April 15 from 6.30  to 8.30pm.  For more information contact Tina Smith, Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist on 01442 869550 or email tina.smith@stfrancis.org.uk