ProActive is open to men with prostate cancer and their families living in the West Essex PCT area. At present we meet to provide and exchange information, but we have set up a telephone help line (0774 737 4692) and we have other plans for the future.

ProActive currently meets monthly on a Friday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, but would like to set up sub-groups, (possibly in Bishop’s Stortford, Epping, Loughton and Harlow), which could meet at times more convenient for those who are working or who have problems getting to the meetings.

Our meetings are held in the Lecture Theatre on the first floor of Birchwood House, St Margaret’s Hospital, The Plain, Epping, Essex, CM16 6TN.

Our meetings are very informal – we meet and chat, but when possible, we have a speaker who can talk about an aspect of prostate cancer, including the effects on the individual and his family.

We have also arranged four information afternoons – “Living With Prostate Cancer” which we hope will continue as an annual event.