Prostate Cancer Support Group
Notice: upcoming meetingsPlease note that the upcoming support group meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
There is a thriving and well regarded Prostate Cancer Support Group which BPC patients can attend, together with everyone affected by prostate cancer, regardless of where they are being treated.
This group meets at the Solihull Methodist Church, Blossomfields Road, Solihull B91 1LG on the last Tuesday of each month; a convenient location very close to Solihull train station and the bus terminus. Meetings commence at 6:30pm, although coffee/tea and biscuits are served from 6.15pm.
Since it was established in 2006, at the instigation of Alan Doherty and Nula Allen of BPC, attendances have steadily grown to around the current level of 40 men, plus the support of many of their partners/wives, with members coming from south Birmingham, Solihull, and a wide variety of other West Midland locations. The programme includes authoritative healthcare professional speakers on the subject of prostate cancer, including many consultant urologists and oncologists working within the region, and also experts in nutrition and the provision of complimentary support during cancer treatment.
“Anyone affected by prostate cancer is welcome to attend, whatever stage they may be in their treatment journey, whatever their needs are and regardless of where they are being treated,” says chair of the support group Aidan Adkins.
“We choose speakers and subject matters which are very relevant to people with prostate cancer and their families. There is a high level of expertise made available, so attendees can go away with useful information that will help them make important decisions. Also, importantly, our members support each other and there is an opportunity to meet, talk and share experiences with other men faced with this problem.”