Prostate Cancer Support Group, Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport and surrounding areas.
About the Group
The South Dorset Prostate Cancer Support Group was established in 2010 by Barry Newman in conjunction with Alison Lowndes, Cancer Nurse Specialist at Dorset County Hospital. Since then we have grown and now have over 100 members. In 2014 the group was renamed The New-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group in his honour.
Tel: 01305 266892
Our Aims As A Group
To provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for men who have Prostate Cancer (and Prostate related conditions) and their families and friends.
To enable them to share their experiences and obtain and offer support.
To listen to each other and respond with sensitivity.
To provide free information, mutual support and fellowship to all.
We do not give medical advice or make recommendations.
To enable those waiting for surgery and other treatments to meet people who have relevant experience to help to relieve anxiety.
To provide members and their families with the latest information on the treatment and care of men with Prostate Cancer.
To make sure that everybody understands and respects confidentiality.
To work in co-operation with the health care professionals.
To improve Prostate Cancer awareness of men who live in Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport and surrounding areas.
How the Group is run
We hold meetings during which we share information and practical ideas.
We encourage those with experience of coping with the disease to share their experiences with more recently diagnosed patients.
We produce and distribute newsletters to all members.
We are active in promoting prostate cancer awareness in our local communities and have a programme of providing free PSA tests to men aged 45 to 79.
We are a self help group, not funded by the NHS, and rely upon donations and fund-raising to provide our activities.