When did you become a volunteer with the
"I was diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer in May 2006 and
have since been treated with Hormone Therapy and Radiotherapy. I
think I am defying medical science as I was given 3 years to live
back in 2006! So I first became involved in 2007 when I took part
in a focus group looking at the future policies of the charity.
Since then I have taken part in a number of other focus groups, all
giving me the opportunity to contribute my views based on my
experience and to hear the views of other volunteers."
What benefits do focus groups provide to
"They are valuable opportunities to meet other people in the
same boat as me and learn from their experiences. At times it is a
revelation to learn how vast the differences in treatment can
What does volunteering for Prostate Cancer UK mean to
"Volunteering gives me the chance to help promote the awareness
of prostate cancer. This is my prime motivation. It is satisfying
to know that your misfortune may help others!"