The group has been running for around 12 years.
Men at all stages of their cancer journey attend. Some men are ten years post treatment, others are newly diagnosed. The meetings generally start with a guest speaker. Several of the local Specialists are signed up as speakers each year. We also discuss complementary and supportive therapies. At every meeting one member gives a ten minute talk on his or her personal journey.
After the speaker presents we have an informal chat and nibblies. This is a good opportunity for members to catch up and offer support to one another.
Twice a year we go out to a restaurant or club for a social function. Some members are also involved in fundraising to assist local cancer patients.
Members also attend the new patient prostate education day once a month at the Cancer Institute to talk about the group and encourage new patients to join.
The group is well supported by the local Oncologists and Urologists who promote the group in their rooms. The members are a proactive, lively group of men and women who are very welcoming to new members.
The Hastings Prostate Cancer Support Network meets monthly on the second Thursday evening at 5pm at the North Coast Cancer Institute at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.
Men who have had a diagnosis of prostate cancer and their partners are welcome to attend. Attendance is free of charge. Parking is available in the hospital grounds free of charge.
Location of Meeting
North Coast Cancer Institute
Port Macquarie Base Hospital Wrights Rd
Port Macquarie 2444
Nicole Edward Facilitator
(02) 6580 1807