Are you going through an investigation, diagnosis or treatment for a benign or cancerous urological condition?
While the consultants, doctors and nurses are knowledgable and kind, you may want to talk to someone who has gone through a similar experience.
We have all been confused, emotional and frightened and we know that others feel the same.
We all come from different backgrounds and have benign or cancerous urological conditions and been through different treatments; chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical procedures with different side effects.
We have all been through similar emotions of disbelief, denial, depression, anger, fear and not knowing what to expect next. We not only have to deal with our own emotions but have to face how to tell family, friends and colleagues.
We hope you and your families are well and taking advantage of the additional opportunities now available as the lookdown is easing. Please find attached below the following updates:
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 7 September, which is also our AGM, and after careful consideration we have decided to hold it as a Zoom meeting utilising the licence provided to us by Prostate Cancer UK. We are in the process of putting together the Agenda and inviting guest speakers. More information to follow.
Update from Medway Maritime Urology Department – Claire Blackman
Note: Bacillus Calmette–Guerin is a form of immunotherapy that doctors can use to treat some forms of bladder cancer. Following surgery to remove the cancer, this treatment can help prevent the cancer from returning.
How Hormone Therapy Drugs Work – Webinar. Sue Boyes, Peer Support Manager, Prostate Cancer UK, has issued an invitation for those members interested to join the webinar for what will no doubt be a very enjoyable and insightful webinar.
How Hormone Therapy Drugs Work is a technical/medical session. It will be of interest to many patients and some clinicians. This will help some patients understand why they might have been prescribed a short course of tablets and periodic injections. The session will also covering the suspected link between hormone therapy and better resistance to COVID-19, which has been in the news in recent weeks. The speaker is Andrew Gabriel and his style of this session is chalk and talk. The session is usually 70 minutes allowing for Q&A. Places are limited, so please don’t delay - register today to avoid disappointment. The webinar will be recorded and available on demand to share with group members.
When: Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 @ 4PM London and the topic: How Hormone Therapy Drugs Work - Andrew Gabriel
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Do take care and enjoy the summer.
Mob: 07843 754215
Tel: 01634 388237
There are five urological cancers:
prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penile cancer.