As a voluntary team comprised principally of prostate cancer sufferers, their families & friends and members of the University of Leicester Hospitals Urological team in the East Midlands Prostate Cancer Area we fund three local PROSTaid prostate cancer nurses in the East Midlands, two based in Leicester, and one we have just started funding a PROSTaid prostate cancer nurse at Northampton General Hospital .We fund more prostate cancer specialist nurses than anywhere else in the NHS !!. The cost to fund this new Northampton nurse to the charity over three years will be £68,000! We raise public awareness of the disease locally, offer vital support and befriending for patients with the disease by men who have prostate cancer.
We provide five Support groups throughout our area, to give support to local men newly diagnosed and treated and to patients with advanced prostate cancer. We fund new innovative treatments, tests and equipment. We at PROSTaid are a local Charity formed in 2006 with a positive attitude to prostate cancer and our aim is still to continue to improve treatments and save lives!