Prostate cancer support group back Movember message

Service users from the cancer support charity, Liverpool Sunflowers are urging local men affected by prostate cancer to access their Prostate Cancer Support Group during “Movember”.

Every November men from across the UK are encouraged to grow a moustache for “Movember” to help raise greater awareness of prostate and testicular cancers and get more men talking about their health.

Attendees at the Prostate Cancer Support Group each wore moustaches during their latest group session to demonstrate their support for the Movember message, and encourage anyone affected by the illness to get in touch with them for advice and support.

Prostate cancer is currently the most common form of cancer amongst men in the UK, affecting as many as 1 in 8 men at some point in their lifetime.

Liverpool Sunflower’s Prostate Cancer Support Group is held in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment, at the Sunflowers Centre on Aigburth Road.

Anyone from Merseyside who is affected by prostate cancer is welcome to attend these support sessions, including those with a current prostate cancer diagnosis, prostate cancer survivors, partners, family members and friends.

The group also arranges occasional visits by oncologists, urologists and specialist nurses to help address general questions from the group.

The Support Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month, between 7 – 9pm. Sessions are completely confidential, and free to attend.

John Campbell, Organiser of the Prostate Cancer Support Group explains:

“Men who have received a cancer diagnosis often tell us that they find it difficult to talk about how they are feeling with their loved ones, but find that meeting with others who are going through a similar situation to share common experiences can really help lighten the burden, and support the recovery process.

“Movember men’s health month is all about encouraging more men to talk about illnesses such as prostate cancer, and it’s a message which we really want to reinforce because as a group we have discovered firsthand the difference that this can make.”

He adds:

“At Liverpool Sunflowers, we really want to encourage anyone who has been affected by prostate cancer to try out our support group, and not to just battle cancer alone. Please, please don’t let fear, embarrassment or pride hold you back from getting the support you need.”

For further information about the Prostate Cancer Support Group please call Liverpool Sunflowers on: 0151 726 8934 or visit

For more information about men’s cancers and the Movember health campaign, please visit:

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