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, we are currently trialling alternate social dinners to enable members to get to know each other a bit better. So, check out ‘Our next monthly meeting’ details below.

Our meetings at the Pearce Community Centre 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.

There is not normally need to ask about attending – simply turn up! But please read our COVID Safety Plan (link above).

If you want to talk to someone in the meantime, please contact us at info@pcsg-act.org.au.

Our next monthly meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022 in Room 22, Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, 3 Collett Place, Pearce, ACT 2607.

Unfortunately, our previously advertised speakers for this meeting, radiation oncologists, Dr Brandon Nguyen and Dr Farhan Syed, are now unavailable for our June meeting. They will now present at our August meeting.

One of our members Steve Read will now give us an insight into how a change in circumstances resulted in the a change in his treatment and the outcomes as a result. Steve will touch on Nanoknife as a treatment as part of his presentation. There will be time for questions.

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.  

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 (except January) and alternate between the Woden and Jamison venues of the Canberra Southern Cross Club.  All are welcome to attend.

Our next coffee morning

Our next coffee morning will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, 14 June 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 towards the rear of the Club (near the stairs to the Patio section of the restaurant).