Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Ted Goodhew

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Bill Bailey kicks off       >>>         Men United vs. Prostate Cancer

Monthly Meeting - Friday 6th July 2018: Dr Elias Pintus

Dr Elias Pintus is the Consultant Medical Oncologist at the RBH. He manages patients who do not have surgery or radiotherapy but have chemo or drug treatment. Come along, he will be very interesting.

RPCSG July Walk

The next RPCSG walk will be on Monday 2nd July. It will start in Pangbourne and will be a picturesque walk as far as Goring-on-Thames, the distance being about 4.7 miles. We will stop in Goring for refreshment and then take a short journey by train back to Pangbourne.

You can park in either of two car parks in Pangbourne. Turn off the A329 into Whitchurch Road (B471). The car parks are about 200 yards further on, the first one on the left and the other a little further on the right, just before the Whitchurch toll bridge. The parking is Pay And Display and costs £2.50 for 8 hours.

The walk will start at 10:30 from the first car park. All RPCSG members and partners are invited to come along and I hope that you will be able to join this walk.

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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