Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Ted Goodhew

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Monthly Meeting - Friday 7th September 2018: Open Evening

RPCSG Walk on 31st July

The next walk will be on Tuesday 31st July from Reading to Sonning. We decided to try Tuesday because some establishments close on Mondays, as we found in Goring. The walk will start from the same place as the walk that we held on 5th June. Drive on the A329M (A3290) towards Reading. Continue to the very end of the road, where there is a roundabout at which you turn right, and the Waterside car park is a few yards on the left. Parking here is free. If the car park is full, you can continue past the Waterside car park and can park on the road free between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m (We will return well before 4:30 p.m.).

The start time will be 10:40 a.m. from the Waterside car park (the start time allows time for you to park on the road and walk back to the Waterside park). We will have a refreshment break in Sonning and the return journey will include a walk around the Oracle Nature Lake. The walk will be picturesque along the Thames, and will have a total distance of about four miles.

The walk is open to all members including wives and partners, and even to pet dogs. You are most welcome to participate - just arrive before the start time.

The aim of the Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group is to provide a support group for men suffering from prostate cancer, and their wives and partners. We achieve this by offering information, support, help and advice, and a social setting in which group members can converse at regular group meetings and social functions.

The information that we - the RPCSG - have is based on the experiences and treatments of other members, but you should of course see a consultant for treatment specific to you.

We hold regular meetings and social functions, and events to promote awareness of prostate cancer in the community. We work closely with staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Many of our members first attend a meeting after diagnosis and before treatment, and found advice and experience very helpful in this confusing time before treatment.

We warmly welcome new members - Please note that Membership is FREE - and their partners, who are invited to either attend one of the monthly meetings, or to contact a support member on the telephone numbers found on the Contacts/Support page.

We arrange several events during each year, and hold monthly group meetings, at which we have professional guest speakers who give presentations on topics relevant to prostate cancer. These meetings also give the opportunity of social interaction between members. A regular Newsletter is sent to members.

The Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group has been running since 2007 and has a membership of more than 120 male and female members, many of whom attend our meetings - often with their family. Our meetings are held in the early evening on the first Friday every month. The Committee work to ensure that we have the chance to hear presentations by well-respected professionals on topics of interest to the group.

Meetings are held next door to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, just a short walk for those receiving and providing treatment. Hence we attract many of the top professionals in Berkshire, some may even be treating you. In addition we make a point of inviting speakers from around the country together with specialist nursing professionals who often take a lead to get things known and shared.

Finally we take time to find where new treatments are heading so progress can be understood in layman's terms and the news shared by all as diagnosis and treatment awareness of prostate cancer continue to improve.

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