New Brisbane Support Group For Gay Men Experiencing Prostate Cancer


Brisbane Support Group For Gay Men Experiencing Prostate Cancer

A new support group for all gay men who have experienced prostate cancer established in Brisbane.

According to official data, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males.

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The group organisers say,  like any chronic condition, the experience diagnosis is totally devastating.

For same-sex attracted men, their experience following a cancer diagnosis can be made even worse.

This could trigger

  • social isolation.
  • discrimination.
  • ongoing side effects such as depression.
  • anxiety.
  • physical changes to their sexual being.
  • self-esteem.
  • confidence.

“There are many people in our community who require this kind of support”

The group’s team leader Dave Wells said.

The support group gives the members an opportunity to share their experiences.

They learn techniques with improving the quality of life and get involved in initiatives helping others.

“This group is Brisbane-based, and future aspirations include offering the support group through other platforms to people outside of Brisbane,” Wells said.

The Gay, Bi, and Trans Prostate Cancer Support Group meet on the first Saturday of each month.

It is a safe, respectful setting at the Maida Lily Community Centre in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Support group for all gay men who have experienced prostate cancer

The group is open to all same-sex attracted men who have experienced prostate cancer.

It has support from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCFA) and the Queensland Cancer Council.

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For more information about the group contact Tony Groom on 0418 182 995.

Furthermore, you can also reach both group facilitators via email on gbcsgq@hotmail.com

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