To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
The Irish Cancer Society's Action Prostate Cancer (APC) programme is the leading provider of prostate cancer information and support in Ireland. APC includes the prostate cancer information service, which is staffed by specialist cancer nurses who provide expert information, support and advice to those affected by prostate cancer and those who care for them. We strive to ensure that everyone affected by prostate cancer receives the highest standards of treatment, support and care, and to improve the quality of life of people living with prostate cancer.
The services of the Irish Cancer Society's Action Prostate Cancer programme include:
Among several annual patient conferences held by the Irish Cancer Society is the "Supporting Men with Prostate Cancer" conference, which is free to attend. The 2012 conference takes place at Croke Park on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. Click here for more details on the "Supporting Men with Prostate Cancer" Conference.
We offer information, support and advice in confidence to people who are affected by prostate cancer, or to people who have general questions about prostate health. Specialist cancer nurses answer all calls to our helpline. Freefone 1800 200 700.
Anyone concerned about prostate health can ring, email or drop in to access free, confidential advice and support. Information is also available about any aspect of prostate cancer including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment or follow-on care.
We have many support services for anyone affected by cancer, including support groups, survivors supporting survivors and especially those dealing with prostate cancer: Men Against Cancer (MAC). This support group provides men and women with the opportunity to speak with others who have been affected by prostate cancer. You can contact MAC via the National Cancer Helpline 1800 200 700 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These booklets provide information on all aspects of cancer and its treatment. They also offer practical advice on learning how to cope with your illness. You can download these booklets for free, or you can order hard copies from us. Some prostate cancer specific booklets are Understanding Prostate Cancer, Understanding the PSA and the pocket diary Prostate Passport.
We can put you in touch with counsellors across the country to talk about anything that's on your mind. Find out more about our counselling service.
A diagnosis of cancer can bring with it the added burden of financial worries. In certain circumstances, we can provide limited financial assistance to patients in need. Find out more about our financial help.
Most people in Ireland know someone who has been affected by prostate cancer. We want to encourage men to be more comfortable with an area of their health that is often neglected or ignored:
November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month during which APC’s biggest fundraising activity, Movember happens. Movember is a global, not-for-profit, charitable event. If you want to be a part of Action Prostate Cancer, please donate. You really can make a difference.
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm