Support plays a very important part in adjusting to living with the after-effects of cancer treatment. It is necessary not just for patients but for those close to them too. Support covers access to information, identification of appropriate medical help, financial advice, contact with others who have shared experiences, and sometimes just a shoulder to cry on.
The PRDA online community was set up in June 2020 for people living with PRD to share their experiences, ask questions, and learn from others.
Alongside our online community, we run a virtual support group where people can share their experience of Pelvic Radiation Disease in a supportive and informal group. The ‘chat together’ sessions are held on Zoom, typically on a Wednesday at 7pm (GMT). We’d love to see you there so if you’d like to join us please drop us a message at email@example.com . You can join the virtual chat using a smartphone, tablet or computer with an internet connection.
Our information line is currently operating a reduced service. You can call us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am – 2pm. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles on 0800 121 6811. Outside these hours you can leave us a voice message and we aim to return your call within 5 working days.
PRD can have a significant impact on daily living and your quality of life. Maggie’s are able to offer support to help manage worries, anxiety, and distress that you may experience following a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
You can contact Maggie’s on 0300 123 1801 or via their email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, there are 24 physical Maggie’s centres throughout the UK- no appointment is needed. Please visit their website www.maggies.org. You can simply pop in and meet with one of the team.
Maggie’s Cambridge offers specific support for those affected by PRD and can be contacted on 01223 249220 or via email: email@example.com.
|PRDA is a member of Helplines Partnership – this means we have met the relevant criteria to become part of the membership.|
PRDA hosts an annual conference which involve talks from medical experts in PRD, with the chance to ask them questions and also to chat with the other attendees.
As well as the virtual meetings we run a local support group in Kingston upon Thames. We are keen to establish groups in other parts of the country, and if you would like to be involved with this please contact us.
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If you would like further information on self management and other resources please see our Resources & Documents page.
Modified: 14th July 2021