Who we are

ProActive is a group of men who share a common problem – prostate cancer.

A group of patients from St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping began to meet in the autumn of 2006, initially to exchange experiences and ideas, but then realised that there could be a wider need for such a forum. With the active support of Nikki, Beryl and Merveene (our three specialist nurses) and Jamie of Macmillan Cancer Support, it was decided to set up ProActive.

ProActive is a self help group for prostate cancer patients, run by and for its members, to offer support and encouragement to patients and their families, and to exchange information and experiences. While we have the active support of local health professionals, ProActive is independent of West Essex Primary Care Trust , St Margaret’s and Princess Alexandra’s Hospitals

We have members across the PCT area from Bishop’s Stortford to Loughton, and Ongar to Broxbourne including Harlow and Epping.

You and your partner are welcome to come to our meetings, where you can find ideas and tips on life after prostate cancer, and most of all, meet men (and their partners) who have been through the same problems and who still have an active life after prostate cancer.