Orchid Orchid

Works on behalf of anyone affected by male cancers

Prostate Cancer UK Prostate Cancer UK
Sexual Advice Association Sexual Advice Association
Aims to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women, and raise awareness of the extent to which sexual problems affect the general population.
Tackle Prostate Cancer Tackle Prostate Cancer
Hollister Ltd Hollister Ltd
Provides products for ostomy care and continence care
Urostomy Association Urostomy Association
Offers support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to undergo, or who has already had surgery resulting in a urostomy.
White Rose Collection Ltd
Useful products to make life with a stoma more comfortable including underwear, swimwear and accessories.
PI12 Radiotherapy to the abdomen and/or pelvis PI12 Radiotherapy to the abdomen and/or pelvis
HHC260 Radiotherapy with carbogen and nicotinamide HHC260 Radiotherapy with carbogen and nicotinamide
HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue) HHC229 Living with tiredness (fatigue)
HHC290 Helpful contacts for patients with urological cancer HHC290 Helpful contacts for patients with urological cancer
Pelvic floor exercises for men (Bladder & Bowel Community) Pelvic floor exercises for men
Pelvic floor exercises for women (Bladder & Bowel Community) Pelvic floor exercises for women
Toilet card: A wallet-sized card for people with bladder and/or bowel problems who may need urgent access to a toilet. You can pick one up from the LJMC.

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer

If you will be receiving radiotherapy for prostate cancer you may find it helpful to view these videos so that you will know what to expect. You may also wish to show them to your friends and family so that they are more aware of what is happening.

We suggest you watch these videos in the order they are listed below.

If you would like to discuss anything that you have seen in these videos, please contact the LJMC Helpline on 020 3826 2555.

There is a considerable amount of support available for people affected by cancer, from practical and emotional support to financial grants and self-help courses.

Please ask a member of the LJMC team for information about any services that are available to help you.

Support groups

People who have cancer often say that, during their illness, they experience a wide range of emotions. Many find it to be an anxious and confusing time. There are many people who understand and who can help you – you don’t need to struggle alone.

Support groups offer a safe environment for you to talk about your concerns, share feelings and gain support. They provide an opportunity to talk to people who really know what you’re going through – because they’ve been there too. No-one will pressure you to talk if you don’t want to. Whether you choose to share or not, meeting people who’ve been through a similar experience can help make you feel less isolated and alone.

Each group is different. Some meet in informal settings and others meet in larger venues. They may offer a range of services, such as meetings, telephone helplines, drop-in centres, home visiting, information and practical help. Some groups can also help those who care about you: your family and friends.

A number of support groups meet at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and are coordinated by our specialist teams.

For details of local support groups:

Find a local support group

Online community

Macmillan Cancer Support online community

Provides a place to meet other people going through a similar experience, ask questions and share your own thoughts.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments including medical, practical and financial issues. Also runs an online community.

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK

Funds research into cancer. Provides information on cancer and its treatments.

Cancer Black Care Cancer Black Care

Aims to address the cultural and emotional needs of people affected by cancer.

HealthTalk HealthTalk

Includes videos in which patients share their experiences of cancer.

Lab Tests Online Lab Tests Online UK

A site to help you understand the clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.

NHS NHS

Comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare.

Patient.info Patient.info

Provides evidence-based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.