Where to find help

There are numerous sites on the Internet with a wide variety of information on Prostate Cancer. Here are a few of the best.

Oxfordshire Travel Advice Line

Would you like advice on transport in your area?  Do you need to go to a health appointment?  This service provides free journey planning and advice for people over 65 and those with a high level of support needs.  Please contact 01865 323738 or email oxtail@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Prostate Cancer UK
Web: www.prostatecanceruk.org
Helpline: 0800 074 8383 (to contact specialist nurses for specific advice)

Opening hours
9am-5pm Monday to Friday and
7pm-9pm Wednesday.

Tel: 020 3310 7000 (London office)

Address: Prostate Cancer UK, Fourth floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN

Prostate Cancer UK produces an excellent set of leaflets. Ask them to send you their ‘Tool Kit', which includes the leaflets. 


Tackle - The Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups
An organisation of UK patient led support groups. It is the only UK wide patient led charity that acts and speaks for prostate cancer patients and their families


Tel:  020 7228 5952

Email: info@tackleprostate.org


Maggie's Centres

A place to turn to for help with any of the problems small or large associated with cancer for both sufferers and partners/carers.


The Oxford Maggie's Centre is at The Patricia Thompson Building, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JU
Tel: 01865 751882


Macmillan Cancer Support

Web: www.macmillan.org.uk

Freeline: 0808 8080000

Address: 89 Albert Embankment,London,SE1 7UQ

0207 840 7840


Cancer Research UK

Web: www.cancerresearchuk.org

Tel: 020 72420200 switchboard 

Tel: 0300 1231022 supporter services

Speak to a nurse: 0808 800 4040


Cancer Black Care


The UKs leading support service for black and minority ethnic communities


Getting Heard – carers to help cancer patients

Their volunteers will attend medical appointments with you or assist you to find out what practical help is available.  The service is free, independent and confidential.  The volunteers are Macmillan trained and have been affected by cancer themselves, either directly or as a carer.  See www.gettingheard.org, tel. 01865 230203, email copa@gettingheard.org.


Travel Insurance for Prostate Cancer Patients

Here is a selection of insurance agencies which offer travel insurance for people with medical issues. They will all discuss the situation of your prostate cancer with you and offer a tailored quotation.

Fish Insurance: www.fishinsurance.co.uk

Call: 0333 331 3770

World First:  http://www.world-first.co.uk/home/travel-insurance/medical-problems/medi...

Call: 0345 90 80 161

All Clear: https://www.allcleartravel.co.uk/

Call: 01708 339295

Staysure: http://www.staysure.co.uk/

Call: 0800 033 4902

Insurancewith: http://www.insurancewith.com/cancer-travel-insurance/

Call: 02038 293 875

One of our members recommends the service he had from Eurotunnel in February 2106.  He says: ‘You do not have to have been a customer of theirs. They do not ask any medical questions. What they do say is that if there is a claim, they will need a letter from a Doctor to say that you were fit to travel. They will provide multi-trip cover if both parties are under 70, on the same conditions. Obviously, it is up to each individual to ensure that the cover is right for them.’  Further details at http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller-info/insurance/travel-insurance/, Contact Centre 08708 50 82 99.


The Continence Foundation

Web: www.continence-foundation.org.uk

The Impotence Association

Web: www.impotence.org.uk

Helpline: 0207 486 7762


Orchid Cancer Appeal

Web: www.orchid-cancer.org.uk

Tel: 020 34655766


Lorraine E.K. Grover
Therapist in Sexual Wellbeing

Web: www.lorrainegrover.com

Tel: 01494 670 181


Nutrition and cancer

'Nutritionist Resource' offers advice on diet at http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/articles/cancer.html




Patient led support group based in the north of England



Patient led support group based in surrey linked to Royal Surrey, Frimley Park, hospitals. St. Lukes cancer centre plus research at the University of Surrey