Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Ted Goodhew

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Monthly Meeting - Friday 5th October 2018: Fawaz Musa

Fawaz Musa is a histopathologist at the RBH.

RPCSG Walk on Tuesday 4th September

The walk will be in Aston (near Henley) and will start at the Flower Pot Inn at 10:30 a.m. You can park either in the car park of the Inn, or on nearby lanes. The walk will be about one mile, into Deer Park, then we will return to the Flower Pot for lunch or refreshments. Then a walk to a local lock on the Thames and a return to the Flower Pot. The total distance walked will be about four miles.

The postcode for the Flower Pot is RG9 3DG. Take the road from Wargrave to Henley and at the T junction near to the Henley Bridge, turn right onto the A4130. After about 1 mile turn left into Aston Lane and the Flower Pot is about 1 mile further on.

If you study a map you will see a possible short cut about 1.2 miles after Wargrave, by turning right into Kenton's Lane, left into Culham Lane, left onto the A4130 and after 300 yards turn right into Aston Lane.

I hope that you will be able to come along to this walk. No need to contact anyone - just arrive at the Flower Pot before 10:30 a.m.

The Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group provides support for men suffering from prostate cancer, and for their wives and partners. We achieve this by offering information, support, help, 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 cannot offer medical advice.

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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