Who Are We?
The club is a prostate cancer support group, based at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, whose object is to provide those who are under investigation; have been diagnosed; or have been treated for prostate cancer with mutual and informal professional support, whether or not they are a Broomfield patient. It is an opportunity not only to gain knowledge but to pass on your own knowledge and experiences to other members of the club, before; during; or after treatment.
The Club is run by members, for members.
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 with news items and links 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.