Prostate cancer information evening at the Menlo Park Hotel

Saolta University Health Care Group in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society, is holding a prostate cancer information evening in Galway on Thursday November 12. It is open to people from Donegal right down to Clare and throughout the Midlands.

The information evening is aimed at men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are going through treatment and also men who have been diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in the past.

Its purpose is to help people and their families understand why there are different treatment options for prostate cancer and to understand the effects of those treatments. There will be a number of healthcare professionals speaking about various types of treatments, the effects of these treatments, and about what can be done to deal with these problems.

Topics that will be covered that evening include surgery for prostate cancer, radiotherapy, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and psychological care. People will have an opportunity to ask questions of the health professionals and as some questions are of a very personal and sensitive nature, people will have an opportunity to write down questions and place them in a box on their way in.

Attendees will not be asked to put any identifying details on the question they submit. The questions will be answered by a healthcare professional without identifying the person who asked the question.

The evening is free of charge and open to men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, their partners, family, and friends. The event is being held in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Headford Road, Galway on Thursday, November 12, from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Bookings can be made by contacting [email protected] or Fionnuala from Saolta via (091 ) 893489.

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