Who Are We?
The club is a support group, based at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, whose object is to provide those who are under investigation or have been diagnosed or have been treated for prostate cancer with both mutual and informal professional support, whether or not they are a Broomfield patient.
The group holds regular meetings (normally from 17.00 to 19.00 on the last Monday in each month unless that is a Bank Holiday when we usually skip that month's meeting) in the Medical Academic Centre at the hospital which is by the "South Entrance" (Quadrangle) for patients and their partners to provide support, to learn from each other's experiences and to receive and disseminate information about current prostate cancer treatment and developments.
Whenever we are able we try to book a speaker.
The website was launched in November 2013 and is being constantly added to and updated so do come back soon to see the latest additions. It has over 200 unique visitors per month spread over many Countries, in fact there was a record 346 unique visitors in January 2015.
The website is now also accessible through www.thewalnut.club which should be easier to remember and for non-members to find us.
The last significant revision was at 07.45 on 12th June 2016 (see below):
12/12/15 News Item: Gene Therapy to Induce Cancer Cell "Suicide"
16/1/16 News Item: Link with Obesity?
12/6/16 Three new News Items