Welcome to this edition of Prostate Matters – the newsletter of the National Federation of Support Groups and at the time of publication we have 110 support groups in our Federation, a number that is growing. This edition is dedicated to Ryland, shown on our front cover, whose journey with prostate cancer ended too soon in 2021. His partner, Ailie has kindly donated the funding to help us print and distribute this copy to you.
You will find inside a wide range of contributions that are as diverse as we expect the groups in our Federation to be, ensuring that all are welcome. You will read about the benefits of attending support groups, how as a Federation we campaign and are collaborating with other organisations to ensure your voice is heard, two excellent articles from clinicians with global reputations and some signposting to some great resources to help you with your journey.
Whether you are already a member of a support group, a leader of a support group, a clinician, or an interested person reading this in your GPs waiting room, there is something here for you. Thank you for taking the time to read Prostate Matters, I hope you enjoy reading it. As ever, please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to contribute to future editions.
Aidan Adkins – Co-chair
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