A group for men with prostate cancer, who live in the West Essex Primary Care Trust area including Bishop’s Stortford, Broxbourne, Epping, Harlow, Loughton, Ongar and the surrounding areas
About Our Group
Friendly and Supportive
ProActive is a self help group for prostate cancer patients, run by and for its members, to offer support and encouragement to patients and their families, and to exchange information and experiences.
While we have the active support of local health professionals, ProActive is independent of West Essex Primary Care Trust , St Margaret’s and Princess Alexandra’s Hospitals. We have members across the PCT area from Bishop’s Stortford to Loughton, and Ongar to Broxbourne including Harlow and Epping.
You and your partner are welcome to come to our meetings, where you can find ideas and tips on life after prostate cancer, and most of all, meet men (and their partners) who have been through the same problems and who still have an active life after prostate cancer.
A Helping Hand
It is frightening to be told you have cancer. In the case of prostate cancer, it is often worse because there is so little information regarding the location and function of the prostate gland, and treatment of prostate cancer.
The specialist staff at the hospital will discuss your condition with you, and will answer any questions, but you may not know what questions to ask.
The information from these websites will help you to understand the symptoms and the options for treatment, and give some ideas of the questions you may wish to ask.
An Informal Affair
ProActive is open to men with prostate cancer and their families living in the West Essex PCT area. At present we meet to provide and exchange information. We have a telephone help line (0774 737 4692) and you can also email us and also see our facebook page.
ProActive meets on the first Friday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30 pm at St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping,
Our meetings are held in the
Conference Room, The Laurels, St Margaret’s Hospital, The Plain, Epping, Essex, CM16 6TN.
Our meetings are very informal – we meet and chat, and usualy have a speaker who can talk about an aspect of prostate cancer, including the effects on the individual and his family.