The Manversation campaign has been developed in consultation with leading prostate cancer charities Orchid Cancer Appeal and Tackle Prostate Cancer. The campaign has been organised and funded by Bayer.

Supporting you

Following a diagnosis of prostate cancer there may be many difficult conversations to be had. This can be scary for everyone involved, but these conversations can make a difference to the way the disease is managed, day-to-day life and long-term outcomes.

The five guides on this page provide information and advice to help you, your partner, family, friends, and healthcare professionals start those ‘Manversations’ so you can get the support and treatment you need.

MANVERSATION ‘HOW TO...GUIDES’

STARTING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer is a huge shock, and no doubt you’ll have many questions. This guide will help answer these, providing information on topics such as where to get further help, how to spot disease progression, and the impact on sexual function, helping you with the difficult conversations and decisions you may need to make following your diagnosis.

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HELPING YOU START THOSE ESSENTIAL CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR FATHER ABOUT HIS PROSTATE CANCER

When your father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, everything can feel different. This guide is designed to help you understand the condition, learn more about your father’s experience and equip you with practical ways to talk to him. To give you the information you need, we’ve asked the experts – sons and daughters across the uk whose fathers are living with prostate cancer – to share their experiences.

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MANAGING PROSTATE CANCER AS A COUPLE

In relationships, the diagnosis affects both of you. You’re there to support your partner but it’s important to recognise you are living with the diagnosis too. In this guide you will find expert advice from relationship coach and psychologist Sam Owen. And five women share their experiences and tips on managing the condition as a couple.

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HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OPEN UP ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

It can be overwhelming to discover a loved one has advanced prostate cancer. You might not know how to react to the diagnosis or how to support them. This guide provides tips on how you can support your loved one through his journey, from having that initial conversation to spotting signs of disease progression, helping you get through the diagnosis together.

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UNLOCKING NEW WAYS TO SUPPORT ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS

When a patient’s prostate cancer reaches the advanced stages, already sensitive conversations become more difficult. It’s important to keep the lines of communication between you and your patient open and honest, so you can be aware of new symptoms and adapt their management plan where necessary to give them the best care. This guide will help you to keep asking the right questions.

ORGANISATIONS

HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OPEN UP ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

Orchid Cancer Appeal is the UK’s leading registered charity focused exclusively on male-specific cancers. Formed in 1996, Orchid Cancer Appeal exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate, and penile cancers through pioneering research, the provision of specialist information and support, campaigns and raising awareness.

More information about treatment options can be found on the websites of Orchid Cancer Appeal and Tackle Prostate Cancer

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HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS OPEN UP ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

Tackle is the umbrella organisation for the National Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups with over 90 groups throughout the country.

Tackle is run by patients for patients and acts as the voice of those affected by the disease. It assists and strengthens the activities of support groups in aid of men with prostate cancer and their families and campaigns to promote early detection and better treatment options.

Tackle seeks to ensure that men with prostate cancer always get the best treatment whatever the stage of their disease and strives to remove injustices in treatment pathways offered to prostate cancer patients.

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