Prostate Cancer UK - One-to-One Support

The important thing to remember when you’re affected by prostate disease is that you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who are on very similar journeys, and who have had the treatments and experiences you may be facing.

So, if you have prostate cancer, other prostate diseases, or if you’re the partner, family or friend of someone affected, we can help you talk to someone who’s been there.

Our One-to-one support service offers anyone affected by prostate cancer or prostate disease the opportunity to talk with a trained support volunteer over the telephone. Our volunteers will listen to your issues and concerns and share their own personal experience to support you.

In our most recent evaluation of the service (2018-19), 100% of respondents said they would recommend it to another person in a similar situation.

Who is it for?

One-to-one support is open to anyone affected by prostate cancer or prostate disease, whether you're a diagnosed man facing a difficult decision or family member or friend looking for support. Our volunteers can offer support to men by sharing their experience of:

  • Open surgery
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Brachytherapy (permanent seed)
  • Brachytherapy (high dose rate)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy as a second or salvage treatment
  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Prostatitis
  • Impact of prostate cancer on relationships and your sex life
  • Treatment side effects
  • Getting back to work

Support for partners, friends and family

We also have volunteers who are partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They can offer support in areas such as:

  • Supporting a man with advanced disease
  • The impact of prostate cancer on your relationships and sex life
  • Losing someone to prostate cancer

Please click the link if you would like to request one-to-one support.