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|Prostate Cancer Resources|
Resources that we feel may be able to help you cope with your diagnosis.
The Prostate Cancer Charity www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
3 Angel Walk, Hammersmith, London W6 9HX
Tel: 020 8222 7622 Helpline: 0845 300 8383
For information about prostate cancer.
The Prostate Project www.prostate-project.org.uk
The Prostate Cancer Network www.prostatecancersupport.co.uk
9 Hollybank Lane, Emsworth, Hants PO10 7UD
Tel/helpline: 01243 431589 Fax: 01243 431589 e-mail: email@example.com
A national association of regional and local self-help and support groups.
Macmillan Cancer Relief www.macmillan.org.uk
89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ
Tel: 020 7840 7840 Macmillan Cancerline: 0808 808 2020
Provides information on Macmillan nurses and the help that they can provide for patients
and their families.
The British Association of Cancer United Patients (BACUP) www.cancerbacup.org.uk
3 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London EC2A 3JR
Administration line: 020 7696 9003 Information line: 0808 800 1234
Provides information on all aspects of cancer care and details of local organisations, staffed
by cancer nurses.
The Continence Foundation www.continence-foundation.org.uk
307 Hatton Square, 16 Baldwin Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ
Tel: 020 7404 6875 Fax: 020 7404 6876 Incontinence information helpline: 0845 345 0165
Helpline for people with bladder and bowel problems.Open 9.30am – 1pm weekdays.
Irish Cancer Society
Information Officer, 5 Northumberland Road,Dublin 4
Tel: 00 353 1 2310 500 Helpline: 1 800 200700 (available only in Eire)
Helpline service staffed by nurses to give information and advice on all aspects of cancer care.
Open 9am – 5pm weekdays.
Everyman,The Institute of Cancer Research
Freepost LON922, London SW7 3YY
Tel: 020 7878 3810 Fax: 020 7153 5313 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to male cancers, promoting awareness and raising money for research.
Has opened the UK’s first male cancer research centre.
British Prostate Group
c/o BAUS, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London,WC2A 3PE
Tel: 020 7869 6950 Fax: 020 7404 5048
An interest group around prostate disease, involving both clinical and scientific research,
particularly in prostate cancer.
Better Prostate Health
PO Box 166, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 9ZR
Tel: 01992 452009
Campaigns to draw attention to the area of men’s health. Produces a range of information
on men’s health issues.
Ring the box relating to how frequently each urinary symptom has occurred over the last month. The total score of the seven questions will range between 0 to 35. Patients with a score of 0 have no urinary symptoms, those with 35 have many.
These symptoms are rarely related to prostate cancer but more commonly as to whether benign areas of the prostate gland are restricting and or affecting the function of the urinary tract.
The questionnaire is also known as the American Urological Association questionnaire, AUA7, and has been validated as providing an accurate assessment of a patient's urinary symptoms.
For ease of use you can download a printable version of this table (in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format) by selecting this link.
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|International Symptom Score Questionnaire / (AUA7)||Not at all||Less than 1 time in 5||Less than half the time||About half the time||More than half the time||Almost always||Your score|
Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying your bladder completely after you finish urinating?
Over the past month, how often have you had to urinate again less than two hours after you finished urinating?
Over the past month, how often have you found you had stopped and started again several times when you urinated?
Over the past month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?
Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?
Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin urination?
|None||1 Time||2 Times||3 Times||4 Times||5 Times|
Over the past month, how many times did you most typically get up to urinate from the time you went to bed at night until the time you got up in the morning?
The Prostate Cancer Centre has prepared a short video containing useful information on Prostate Brachytherapy. The video is designed to help you understand the Brachytherapy procedure in more detail and to hear the views of other men who have already undergone the treatment.
If you would rathere not watch the video online then you can obtain a copy (in DVD or VHS Video format) directly from the Prostate Cancer Centre by selecting this link and completing the form.