Meetings and Coffee Mornings

Monthly meetings

Our monthly meetings are normally held at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, except in December when we don’t formally meet. They are normally held in Room 22, Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, 3 Collett Place, Pearce, ACT 2607. However, this month, we have a special meeting at the Icon Cancer Centre (see below).

Our next monthly meeting

There will be no monthly meetings in December and January.

We will be having a Christmas get-together at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 15 December 2022 [Note: AMENDED DATE] in the Community Lounge at the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Woden. To help with table bookings, please let our President know if you and your family/friends would like to attend.

Harness Racing ACT is again sponsoring the Group at its meet at 6 pm on Sunday,15 January 2023. We will be organising tables for Group members and friends for the buffet dinner, which consists of a main course, desserts, bread rolls and wine.

Why not join one of our tables or organise a group or table of your own, inviting family and friends?

Please also let our President know if you would like to reserve a place at one or our tables or if you think you will be able to arrange a table of your own.

What happens at our meetings

At our meetings, a wide range of topics is discussed in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Those present include men who have undergone the most common treatments for prostate cancer and their partners.  They are willing to discuss their experiences and views with you and to offer support during the diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation phases.  

Our meetings generally last for about two hours, including tea and coffee at the end of the meeting.   Everyone is welcome ― members, non-members, carers, friends, ‘just interested’, etc.

Discussion topics

Discussion covers a wide range of topics including: 

  • risk factors for prostate cancer
  • indicators and detection of prostate cancer (e.g. through PSA testing, DRE, biopsy)
  • treatment options and their availability
  • pre-treatment preparation
  • post-treatment care and rehabilitation
  • management and remediation of any post-treatment side effects (e.g. incontinence or erectile dysfunction)
  • possibility and likelihood of recurrence of prostate cancer after treatment

At most meetings, people who have special expertise in a matter of interest are invited to address the meeting.  Such people include urologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, physiotherapists, prostate cancer nurses, exercise specialists and others.  We thank the very many health professionals who contribute their valuable time to our meetings.

Coffee mornings

Our coffee mornings take place at 10:00 am on the second Tuesday of each month and alternate between the Woden and Jamison venues of the Canberra Southern Cross Club.  All are welcome to attend.

Our next coffee morning

There will be no coffee morning in December this year. Our next coffee morning will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, 10 January 2022 at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, WODEN. There’s no need to book so please just come along – we’d love you to join us for a chat. The Group meets at the rear of the restaurant.