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.
PRDA runs support meetings for anyone who has been affected by PRD, and has an online support group which is for patients only. Our twice-yearly support meetings usually involve a medical expert as speaker, with the chance to ask them questions and also to chat with the other attendees (see details to right of page).
As well as the national 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. To find out what other support is available in your area you could look on this page from Macmillan.
Our Facebook group is a restricted, moderated environment in which sufferers can discuss their most personal problems in complete confidence, knowing that they are sharing them only with similar people. It is a source of comfort and cheer to many. You will need a Facebook account, and can then go to the pelvic radiation disease joining page, or contact us.