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We’ve now launched our brand new surgery support packs, following successful piloting earlier this year. These packs are designed to help men prepare for surgery and cope with any problems leaking urine afterwards. See below for more information and to order surgery support packs.

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Know your prostate: a guide to common prostate problems is for every man. Learn about the prostate gland and what symptoms to look out for. This booklet includes information on prostate cancer, enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostatitis.

This handy credit card sized leaflet gives basic information on prostate cancer and other prostate problems, including information on risk factors and symptoms. These cards are ideal for displays and to hand out at events. Suitable for health professionals and organisations to help promote prostate cancer awareness.

Display box - Know your prostate: a quick guide

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Contains 50 copies of Know your prostate: a quick guide. Ideal for displays at exhibitions, in hospital waiting rooms and at fundraising events. Please only order for display use. Empty boxes can be re-filled with loose leaflets. Call 0800 074 8383 if you would like to order larger quantities of loose leaflets.

This leaflet is for African Caribbean men, their partners and families. It gives information on the risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

This leaflet is for men who want to eat more healthily and possibly lower their risk of getting prostate cancer. It provides tips on healthy eating and physical activity.

Enlarged prostate

This booklet is for men who want to know more about a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, called benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The booklet describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of an enlarged prostate.

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having an operation called a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. You may hear this condition called benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Prostatitis

This booklet is for men who want to know more about prostatitis. The booklet describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostatitis.

Diagnostic tests

This booklet is for men who are considering having a PSA test or want to know more about PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). Patient Information Award Winner for Men's Health (2009) at the BMA Medical Book awards.

This fact sheet is for anyone who would like to know more about how prostate cancer is diagnosed. It describes the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer and explains what the results may show.

 

This is a large print version of our fact sheet about how prostate cancer is diagnosed. It is in size 16 font. We can also send you a copy in the post. Call us on 0800 074 8383 or email literature@prostatecanceruk.org

Prostate biopsy results: PIN and ASAP

This fact sheet is for men who've been diagnosed with high grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) or atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) after having a prostate biopsy. It explains what PIN and ASAP are and how they might be monitored.

Prostate cancer - newly diagnosed

This booklet is a personal guide for men who've recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It has space to record details of diagnosis, treatment options and key contacts. Patient Information Award Winner for Men's Health (2008) at the BMA Medical Book awards.

This is a large print version of our booklet for men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is in size 16 font. We can also send you a copy in the post. Call us on 0800 074 8383 or email literature@prostatecanceruk.org

Prostate cancer: A guide for newly diagnosed men. Audio CD

This is an audio version of our booklet for men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is about 40 minutes long. You can also listen to it online.

Mae’r llyfryn hwn yn fersiwn Cymraeg/Saesneg o’n canllaw i ddynion sydd wedi cael diagnosis o ganser y prostad yn ddiweddar. Mae lle ynddo i gofnodi manylion y diagnosis, dewisiadau triniaeth a chysylltiadau allweddol. Fe wnaeth y fersiwn Saesneg ennill Gwobr Gwybodaeth i Gleifion ynghylch Iechyd Dynion (2008) yng ngwobrau Llyfrau Meddygol BMA. PDF yw'r fersiwn Cymraeg yn unig. (Archebwch = Order, Nifer fwyaf = Max)

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with localised prostate cancer. It gives an overview of the different treatments available for localised prostate cancer and includes information on some of the tests you may have had.

This fact sheet is for men who have recently been diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer. It gives an overview of the treatments for locally advanced prostate cancer and includes information on some of the tests you may have had.

This fact sheet is for men who have recently been diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer. It gives an overview of the treatments for advanced prostate cancer and includes information on some of the tests you may have had.

Health professional reference Tool Kit

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Contains all printed Tool Kit fact sheets, for health professionals to use as a reference. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer can order a personally tailored copy by calling our Helpline on 0800 074 8383. You can also order larger numbers of individual fact sheets to give to your patients.

Prostate cancer - treatment

This fact sheet is for men who would like to know more about an approach to prostate cancer treatment called active surveillance.

 

Watchful waiting is a way of monitoring prostate cancer that isn't causing any symptoms or problems. The aim is to keep an eye on the cancer over the long term, and avoid treatment unless you get symptoms.

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having surgery to treat their prostate cancer.

 

Surgery support packs

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These packs will help men prepare for surgery, and any problems leaking urine after their catheter is removed. It includes information about the operation, what side effects to expect and how to cope with them, as well as a supply of male incontinence pads for initial containment, disposable sanitary bags and cleansing wipes. Men can order their own pack by speaking to a Specialist Nurse on our confidential Helpline.

Please note orders usually take between 3-5 days to arrive but this may be longer in periods of high demand. If you require more than 10 packs, please contact servicedevelopment@prostatecanceruk.org

The surgery support packs were piloted last year to explore how men can be supported in understanding what side effects to expect and how to cope with them. 

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having radiotherapy to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This is for men who are thinking about having permanent seed brachytherapy to treat their prostate cancer. Partners and families of men with prostate cancer may also find it useful. It describes how prostate cancer is treated using radioactive seeds implanted in the prostate gland.

This fact sheet is for men who are about to start, or are already receiving, hormone therapy to control their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are about to start, or are already taking, the hormone therapy drug degarelix to control their prostate cancer. It explains how the drug is taken, why it is used and what side effects it may cause.

Temporary brachytherapy

This is for men who are thinking about having temporary brachytherapy to treat their prostate cancer. Partners and families of men with prostate cancer may also find it useful. It describes how sources of radiation are temporarily inserted into the prostate gland to treat the cancer.

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having cryotherapy to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who would like to find out more about prostate cancer that is no longer responding to their original hormone therapy. It describes treatments that may help and lists other sources of support.

This fact sheet is for men who have been offered chemotherapy to treat their prostate cancer. It describes how chemotherapy is used to treat prostate cancer as well as the possible side effects.

This fact sheet is for anyone affected by prostate cancer who wants to find out more about taking part in a clinical trial - a type of medical research. 

This fact sheet is for men with advanced prostate cancer who would like to know more about treatment with radiotherapy to help relieve symptoms. This is called palliative radiotherapy. Palliative radiotherapy does not aim to get rid of your cancer but it can help to slow down its growth.

This fact sheet is for men who would like to know more about bisphosphonates to relieve pain in prostate cancer that has spread to the bones.

Managing side effects

For men who are having hormone therapy for prostate cancer, their partners and families. It describes the different types of hormone therapy, how they work and what the treatment involves. It includes information on the possible side effects men may experience and suggests ways to help manage these.

Read more about how prostate cancer and its treatment can impact on your sex life, how you feel about yourself and any relationships you have. It takes you through the sexual side effects you may experience and the treatment and support that is available. The DVD features six personal stories of men dealing with changes to their sex life during and after treatment for prostate cancer.

This booklet includes the information in the Sex and prostate cancer fact sheet, so you do not need to order both.

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and also for their partners. It describes how prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life and your fertility.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are concerned about problems with controlling or passing urine. This fact sheet may also be useful for partners or family of men with prostate cancer who want to know more about urinary problems.

This fact sheet includes the pelvic floor muscle exercises fact sheet, so you do not need to order both.

 

This fact sheet is for men who would like information about pelvic floor muscle exercises. These exercises can help men deal urinary problems such as incontinence.

This fact sheet is included with the urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment fact sheet, so you do not need to order both.

 

'Urgent' toilet card

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A wallet sized card for men with prostate problems, who may need urgent access to a toilet. It does not guarantee access but may make it easier to ask for help.

Living with prostate cancer

This booklet is for men living with prostate cancer, before during and after treatment. It is also for men who may be having their prostate cancer monitored, rather than having treatment. It contains information about the physical and emotional effects of living with prostate cancer and treatment, and looks at ways to manage them. It also provides information about practical issues such as work and money.

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to improve their health. It describes how a healthy diet and regular physical activity may help you manage the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment.

 

This booklet is for anyone who is close to a man with prostate cancer, whether you're a partner, family member or friend. It looks at ways to support a man with prostate cancer, where to get further information and how to look after yourself.

This fact sheet is for men with prostate cancer who are thinking about going on holiday or travelling abroad. It gives tips to help you prepare for your trip, including guidance on how to arrange travel insurance.

This booklet is for men who have finished treatment which aimed to cure their cancer. It explains the care and support available. There's also space to fill in details of treatments, a personal follow-up plan, and an appointment diary.

This booklet is for men who are worried that their prostate cancer might come back or who have prostate cancer that has recurred after having had one or more treatments.

This booklet is for you if you have prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and are experiencing symptoms such as bone pain. This is called advanced prostate cancer. We describe the possible symptoms you might experience, ways to manage these, and emotional and practical support available.

This fact sheet is for men with advanced prostate cancer who are having problems with pain. It describes the types and causes of pain that you might have, as well as possible ways of treating and controlling your pain.

PSA card

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A personal record of PSA test results and treatments.

Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC)

This fact sheet is for men with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer that has spread outside of the prostate gland to the bones. It tells you about a rare condition called metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) that can happen when cancer cells grow in or near to the spine and press on the spinal cord.

This fact sheet explains some of the medical words that you may read or hear when you are finding out about prostate problems and prostate cancer.

Progress Issue 3: Spring 2014

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Our twice-yearly magazine is full of research updates, real-life stories, top health tips and hundreds of ways to get involved. Progress is for anyone diagnosed with prostate cancer or prostate disease, as well as their families and friends. Order your copy now or sign up to subscribe.

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Our services: we're here to support you

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This leaflet is for anyone who would like to know more about the services we offer to men and their families who’ve been affected by prostate cancer and other prostate problems.

Helpline cards

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Gives telephone and email contact details of our confidential Helpline, in a handy business card size.

Helpline flyer

Gives telephone and email contact details of our confidential Helpline.

Publications catalogue

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Our publications catalogue contains details of all of our current publications and information and awareness resources.

The following standards set out the prostate cancer care that you should expect to receive.

Information about our one-to-one support service. This service offers anyone confronted with prostate cancer or supporting someone through a diagnosis, the opportunity to talk with a trained support volunteer.

Information about our Get back on track service. Fatigue (extreme tiredness) can be very debilitating and prevent men who have had treatment for prostate cancer from leading an active and healthy life. The service aims to help men manage this condition both during and after diagnosis and treatment.

Supporting you, supporting men. A guide for health professionals.

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