15 May 2023
1 in 5 men across Australia will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, prompting local volunteer groups to give back and ensure these men don’t go through a diagnosis alone.
Prostate cancer support groups aim to provide a supportive environment for men to connect with others going through a similar journey and share their experiences to improve health and wellbeing.
PCFA Chief Executive Officer, Anne Savage, said that the network of support groups across the country play a vital role in the fight against prostate cancer.
“A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be isolating and overwhelming for both men and their loved ones,” Ms Savage said.
“Our Prostate Cancer Support Groups are led by dedicated men and women who share their experience and knowledge with others to lend others a helping hand.
“When the burden is heavy and the conversations are tough, support groups are there to lighten the load and shine the light of hope. As the national peak body for prostate cancer research, awareness and support, we are proud to stand alongside them.”
To find out more about the Prostate Cancer Support Group, call 1800 22 00 99 or visit www.pcfa.org.au/support/find-a-support-group.
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