Milton Keynes Cancer Patient Partnership
Wednesday 14th Sept 2016, 12:30 – 2.30
BICS Training Room, Oak House
All of us in the Milton Keynes Cancer Patient Partnership were thrilled to win the 2016 Volunteers of the Year Award from MK University Hospital at a gala ceremony in MK on October 7th.
It represents a welcome “thank you” from the hospital after working in partnership with us since 2002 to bring about the best possible cancer services for patients and their carers in MK and district.
Here are some photos from the event…
The Milton Keynes Area Community Car Service – a division of Community Action MK – consists of a lively team of volunteer drivers who take people to medical and other care appointments in the MK area. There is a small charge per mile, but this is a fraction of what a cab will cost. For more information and if you need a low-cost lift, call them on 01908 670309.
Because the service is so much in demand, the organisers are looking for more volunteer drivers – particularly in the north and south-west parts of Milton Keynes
MK Prostate Cancer Support (MKPCS) supports people in the Milton Keynes area who are affected by prostate cancer or other prostate problems. We promote awareness of prostate cancer to encourage men to get themselves checked for early diagnosis.
All of us at MK Prostate Cancer Support have either had prostate cancer, or have watched a close friend or relative go through it.
We know how difficult it can be to deal with such situations.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer for men
PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood tests are useful to get early indications of prostate cancer and to understand future risks.
Receiving such blood tests from GPs unfortunately happens to be a NHS post code lottery.
PSA is a chemical made only by the prostate, and can be checked by a simple test to assess the risk of having prostate cancer. A raised PSA level does not always indicate prostate cancer but it can indicate other prostate problems which can be readily treated.