Support meeting

THE first meeting of the new session of the Scottish Borders Prostate Cancer Support Group was held at the Chaplaincy Centre at Borders General Hospital last week.

About 30 members and partners turned up plus one new member, despite calling notices not being sent out by the Prostate Cancer Charity as promised.

The meeting was chaired by Gid Lumsden who introduced Sandra Bagnell from the Cancer Network based in Edinburgh who was speaker for the night.

She based her talk on the work that the Network did in the Fife, Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders and the Dumfries and Galloway Areas.

She explained how there was units comprising of consultants, specialist nurses and patients that discussed - and if possible - implemented the ideas and thoughts concerning the various cancers.

So precise and clear she was that when the group was asked for any questions there was none forth-coming.

The next meeting will be held at 7pm at the Chaplaincy Centre on Wednesday, October 5 when anyone who has had or awaiting treatment for Prostate Cancer will be made most welcome.