PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT

City of ONKAPARINGA GROUP

South Australia

direct Web Address www.pcsog.org

Proudly affiliated with the
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION of AUSTRALIA

We are here FOR YOU and Your Family
Mailing Address:-
Prostate Cancer Support Onkaparinga Group
PO Box 627
Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168
Telephone :-
Malcolm 8326 5588  malell@iinet.net.au
John 08 8382 6671  jshields@iinet.net.au
Email :- info@pcsog.org
Brian 08 8556 2012

FORMATION (by John Shields)

I started our Support Group after I was diagnosed back in May 2003. One of the first things that I wanted to do was to find the nearest Prostate Cancer Support Group so that my wife and I could talk with other Men and Women who were already on the Prostate Cancer "journey". The only Prostate Cancer Support Group in Adelaide was at Burnside Hospital which is a 45 minute drive from here. On the way home I said to Phyllis that I was thinking about starting a Support Group here in the city of Onkaparinga (population 150,000), and she said, well why don't you, so I did.

We were invited by a Social Worker to a meeting with the Chief Social Worker at Noarlunga Health Services and asked if we would like them to be our sponsor. We accepted, and with excellent help from The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the Cancer Council South Australia, and the PSA Adelaide Group, we had our first meeting in October 2003.

Our local Urologist, Doctor David Elder, was guest Speaker at our first meeting and has been very supportive ever since. We do have Guest Speakers at most of our meetings, however the main focus of our Group is to Support each other so we make sure that we have quality time together at each meeting.


Meetings Normally first Wednesday of the Month(except January) in Boardroom at Noarlunga Hospital Centre, Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre    map
from 6.30 pm to 9 pm

Newsletters below for future meeting details or check Prostate Supporter for some older news!

2010 Meetings

February 3 Liberal candidate for Mawson - Matt Donovan will speak to the group Noarlunga Hospital Centre
March 3 TBA Noarlunga Hospital Centre
April 7 TBA Noarlunga Hospital Centre
May 5 TBA Noarlunga Hospital Centre
June 6 (Sunday)
11.00am
BBQ please phone Phyllis Shields on
8382 6671 by Thursday 3rd June if you are attending.
Willunga Lions, Sale Yard
July 7 TBA Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Aug 4 Colin Ingham from Independence Australia on their incontinenece products Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sept 1 Radiation Oncologist Dr Phuong Tran Noarlunga Hospital Centre
2009 Meetings
Feb 4 Christine Mitchell - Council on the Aging (COTA) Safety 4 Seniors Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Mar 4 Loretta McFarlane from the Council On The Ageing, and the subject of her presentation will be Beyond Maturity Blues. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
April 1 Round Robin general discussion evening. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
May 6 Address by our V.P. - Chairman Of The Central Australia Chapter Malcolm Ellis followed by the DVD-Erectile Restoration & Incontinence Management Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sunday
June 7 at 11am
Mid Year BBQ
Willunga Lions sale yard
July 1 Paul Redman PCFA Support Group Services Manager Noarlunga Hospital Centre
August 5 Guest Speaker - Malcolm Ellis, Men's Health Ambassador Speaker Noarlunga Hospital Centre
September 2 General Discussion Noarlunga Hospital Centre
October 7 Speaker Dr ELDER - Urologist Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Novenber 4 General discussion – Round Robin Noarlunga Hospital Centre

December 6

11.00am

BBQ at Lions Willunga Sale Yard
Please ring Phyllis on 8382 6671 by Thursday 3rd December if you are attending
2008 Meetings
Feb 6 General discussion/Round Robin - catching up after the break Noarlunga Hospital Centre
March 5 Pam Lawton from Carers SA. Pam will talk about Caring & Carer Support Noarlunga Hospital Centre
April 2 Graeme Goodings, Channel 7 personality and cancer survivor Noarlunga Hospital Centre
May 7 Guest speaker Cynthia Edwards from the Cancer Council SA will talk about Bowel Cancer. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
June 8 BBQ Willunga Lions Saleyard from 11am
July 2 Wed Jane Stanley, a guest speaker from the Cancer Council South Australia, will be accompanied by Ms Gill Miller to give a presentation on Breast Cancer. It is an often overlooked fact that men can get Breast Cancer – though this talk will be of interest to ladies within the support group. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Aug 6 Wed Ms Liz Randall, infection control officer at the Noarlunga Community Hospital, will give an interactive power point presentation on infection control. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sept 3 Wed Round Robin discussions among attending members, plus a visit from Paul Redman, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Support Group Services Manager. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Oct 1 Wed Sandra Buttery Peer Educator COTA will speak on quality use of medicines and brand name or generic. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Nov 5 Wed Dr David Elder, urologist, will be guest speaker. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
2007 Meetings
Feb 7th 2007 Wed

Guest Speaker: Ben Stevenson-Hospital Pharmacy Services-Taxotere.
Gentlemen: Please Encourage Your Wife/Partner To Attend

Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Mar 7th 2007 Wed Dr Carole Pinnock: Principal Research Scientist, Urology Unit, Repatriation General Hospital Division of Surgery.
Power point Presentation: Prostate Cancer Research
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Apr 4 2007 Wed Another DVD also a discussion group evening localised/advanced prostate cancer how has treatment affected you? Ladies: have some prime-time together. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
May 6 2007 Sun

MEMBERS BBQ from 11am

Please ring Phyllis on 8382 6671 to confirm your attendance. Check Apr Newsletter for more details.

WILLUNGA LIONS SALE YARD CORNER STROUT AND BINNEY ROAD WILLUNGA
June 6 2007 This will be an opportunity to review our notes from the April meeting, (please bring your notes), talk about the BBQ, and have a general supportive chin wag. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
July 4 2007 Doug Ranson-Nutritionist-Southern Primary Health-Noarlunga, Nutrition And Prostate Cancer Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Aug 2 2007 Justice Mel Smith - FIRST AID - Would you know what to do? Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sept 5 2007 Jules Van Kekem, and Lyn Sutton- from Sexual Health Information Networking and Education SA Inc.(SHine SA)-will be our Guest Speakers on "Sexuality and Prostate Cancer" Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Oct 3 2007 Dr David Elder, Urologist Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Nov 7 2007 General discussion Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Dec 2nd BBQ at 11.00 am Willunga Lions Saleyard Corner Strout & Binney Roads Willunga
Jan 2008 No meeting  

2006 Meetings

Feb 1st 2006 Wed general discussion and planning evening Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Mar 1st 2006 Wed
6.00 pm start
The Guest Speaker is Mr James Sweeney Colo – Rectal Surgeon Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Apr 5th 2006 Wed Cherene Wessels, who is Managing Director of Grief Management Services Pty Ltd. Cherene will cover every aspect of Grief Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sunday May 7th Indoors family day BBQ Lions Willunga Saleyard
corner of Binney and Strout Roads Willunga see April newsletter for more details.
June 7th 2006 Wed WE WILL HAVE A LOOK AT THE EXCELLENT DVD PROVIDED BY THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA Noarlunga Hospital Centre
July 5th 2006 Wed Ms Rosey Sulicich. (CCSA Speakers Bureau)
The topic of the presentation is Nutrition and Cancer Prevention and Physical Activity.
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Aug 2nd 2006 Wed THE EXCELLENT PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA
DVD
LIVING WITH PROSTATE CANCER
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sept 6th 2006 Wed THIS WILL BE A GENERAL DISCUSSION, QUESTION/ANSWER MEETING Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Oct 4th 2006 Wed A very informative DVD on HIFU.
(High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
Presented by Urologist
Dr Peter Royce
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Nov 1st 2006 Wed Annual talk by our local Urologist
Dr David Elder
(Bring lots of questions)
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Dec 3rd 2006 Sun BBQ
please phone Phyllis on 8382 6671 so that I know how much meat to buy, otherwise you will need to bring your own-or we may run out!
Willunga Lions Sale Yard
Cnr Binney & Strout Roads
Willunga at 11.00am
2005 Meetings
Feb 2 2005 Wed Speaker, Pat Whitehead , from The Council on the Ageing, will conduct an interactive session about Quality use of Medicines Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Mar 2 2005 Wed Jules van Kekem and Lyn Sutton from SHine  Topic - 'Prostate Cancer and Sexuality' Noarlunga Hospital Centre
April 6 2005 Wed Ray Nicholson will talk about his own battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. (see his story in the PSA Adelaide Sept 2004 Newsletter) Noarlunga Hospital Centre
May 4 2005 Wed General discussion night amongst members, the main topics being treatment and outcomes, did your treatment meet expectation etc Noarlunga Hospital Centre
in the room behind the shop
June 1 2005 Wed Discussion on the "Cancer Support Group Resource Kit", the need for a Leadership Committee, and watch the Video "UNDERSTANDING CLINICAL TRIALS".( from Cancer Council) Noarlunga Hospital Centre
July 6th 2005 Wed
A Guest Speaker is not able to attend this meeting, however they are happy for us to listen to an Audiotape that they have sent..

CANCER - THE WINNABLE WAR., BY HEALTH RESEARCHER PHILLIP DAY.

This talk is, in part, about Food, and - or - Medical Treatment
It's purpose is to generate discussion only, not to give Medical advice.

Noarlunga Hospital Centre
August 3rd 2005 Wed Senior Constable Andy Hall - Christies Beach Police Community Programs Unit.
Neighbourhood Watch.
Safety issues that would affect our age group.
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sept 7th 2005 Wed Guest Speaker for September 7th meeting. Doug Ranson, Nutritionist at Noarlunga Health Services (The Health Village) on Nutrition. Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Oct 5th 2005 Wed Lisa Foley from The Cancer Care Centre Inc., Lisa will conduct a session on Relaxation and Meditation. What is Meditation? Preparing for Meditation. How to do it. What are the benefits of Meditation? Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Nov 2nd 2005 Wed Doctor David Elder Urologist will show slides and talk about a range of topics relating to the Prostate Gland, what can go wrong with it, and the various Treatment options Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Sunday Nov 27th OUR CHRISTMAS BBQ ON SUNDAY, 27TH NOV. WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE DECEMBER MEETING., ANY MEMBERS WANTING TO ATTEND, WHO'S NAMES ARE NOT ON THE LIST, PLEASE PHONE PHYLLIS ON 8382 6671. PLEASE BRING A SALAD, UTENSILS AND ANY DRINKS.
RAFFLE: Will Jurgens (ARPA) -Seaford/Moana, has donated two excellent bottles of wine for us to raffle.
Many thanks to both Will and Artie for this kind donation. (I have sent Will Jurgens a letter of thanks)
2004 Meetings
Date
Speaker/Topic
Location
Dec 3rd, 2003 Wed Lindy Tipple, from RDNS on Continence Management Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wednesday 4th February 2004
 
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wed 3rd Mar 2004   Noarlunga Hospital Centre
WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL 2004 GUEST SPEAKER IS KAY WILSON
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION OFFICER, AGED CARE
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
WEDNESDAY 5TH May 2004 Mr John Browning
Cancer Council SA
Skin Cancer
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wednesday 2nd June 2004 Discussion Night Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wednesday July 7th 2004

 

General Business discussion followed by two short Videos
"An Overview of Prostate Health"
And
"A Guide to Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer"

Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wednesday Aug 4th 2004
Mr Doug Ranson Nutritionist, Noarlunga Health Centre
Subject: Nutrition and Cancer
Noarlunga Hospital Centre
Wednesday Sept 1st 2004
Discussion Night
 
Wednesday Oct 6th 2004
Dr Carole Pinnock
Google her and see the results!
Christies Beach
Surf Lifesaving Club
Esplanade
CHRISTIES BEACH
Wednesday Nov 3rd 2004 Prostate Cancer
Awareness Evening
Christies Beach
Surf Lifesaving Club
Esplanade
CHRISTIES BEACH
Monday Dec 6th 2004

Terry Crabb, Chairman of the Brian Newel Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research

Check Newsletter for more details

PORT NOARLUNGA-CHRISTIES BEACH RSL SUB BRANCH, on the corner of the Esplanade and Castleton Ave, Port Noarlunga


Documents

PROSTATE SUPPORTER The newsletters of the Prostate Cancer Support and Action Groups of South Australia

Info Pamflet(Page 1, Page 2) Info Pamflet (Acrobat version)
Nov 2003 Newsletter Nov 2003 Newsletter (Acrobat version)
Dec 2003 Newsletter  
Feb 2004 Newsletter Feb 2004 Newsletter (Acrobat version)
Mar 2004 Newsletter Mar 2004 Newsletter (Acrobat version)
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July 2006 Newsletter, Aug 2006 Newsletter, Sept 2006 Newsletter, Oct 2006 Newsletter,
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Feb 2007 Newsletter, Mar 2007 Newsletter, Apr 2007 Newsletter, May 2007 Newsletter,
June 2007 Newsletter, July 2007 Newsletter, Aug 2007 Newsletter, Sept 2007 Newsletter,
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Feb 2008 Newsletter, Mar 2008 Newsletter, April 2008 Newsletter, May 2008 Newsletter, June 2008 Newsletter, July 2008 Newsletter, August 2008 Newsletter, September 2008 Newsletter, October 2008 Newsletter, December 2008

February 2009, March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009
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Feb 2010 Newsletter, March 2010 Newsletter, May 2010 Newsletter, July 2010 Newlsetter, August 2010 Newsletter
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Jan 2011 Newletter, Feb 2011 Newsletter, Mar 2011 Newsletter, April 2011 Newsletter, May 2011 Newsletter, June 2011 Newsletter, July 2011 Newsletter, August 2011 Newsletter, September 2011 Newsletter, October 2011 Newsletter, November 2011 Newsletter

Jan 2012 Newsletter, February 2012 Newsletter, March Newsletter, April Newsletter, May Newsletter, June 2012 Newsletter, July 2012 Newsletter, Aug 2012 Newsletter, Sept 2012 Newsletter, Oct 2012 Newsletter,
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February 2017 Newsletter, March 2017 Newsletter, April 2017 Newsletter, May 2017 Newsletter, June 2017 Newsletter, July 2017 Newsletter, August 2017 Newsletter,
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