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ELPCSG at a Glance

ELPCSG knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2010, our Volunteer Group realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch ELPCSG.
We are purely a personal support group and do not provide medical advice.   Please contact your GP, local hospital or other health agency for medical advice - AND please get in-touch with us for friendly support - we wish you well

Prostate Cancer Awareness stand at annual event manned by memebers of East Lancs Prostater Cancer Support Group

What We Do

We are a group of local people who know about prostate cancer.  We are a friendly organisation dedicated to offering support to men who have had or who are experiencing the effects of this potentially life threatening disease.
The East Lanc’s Prostate Cancer Support Group offers a place for free exchange of information and help for local men and their supporters (family and friends) who may be affected by this increasingly common form of male cancer.
At each meeting we strive to be a happy, supportive and upbeat group of people; encouraging open discussion on what can be a very difficult and perhaps for some an embarrassing subject.  We have lively, informative, interactive, sharing and above all supportive meetings.

East Lancashire Prostate Scanner Appeal - Handover of scanner with members of East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group, Bernard Birtwistle, and consultant Mr Mohan Pillai
Volunteers for Prostat Cancer March for Men

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

Lancashire County Council  Wellbeing & Employment Service

Your Health & Wellbeing

Cancer and work

We offer advice to people affected by cancer to promote independence and to build self-esteem. Where required we will support cancer patients to return to work and also retain employment. This is supported by fully trained and experienced employment officers, throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Cancer related patients may see work as providing some normality during a difficult time, or work may be a financial necessity. Sometimes people with cancer who wish to return to work struggle to do so, because of a lack of up to date knowledge from health professionals and employers. We can offer advice on how to access to holistic services in order to support ongoing wellbeing.

We can offer:

Support in work - advice on employment rights, workplace issues and return to work plans.

Support finding work - we can discuss your options to suit your abilities and interests including retraining if appropriate.

To access our service you can self-refer or a healthcare professional can make a referral (for example your GP, consultant, nurse, or charitable organisations offering cancer support).

Please refer by contacting us on:

Ways to Help

Dave and John - ELPCSG Commitee Members manning the ELPCSG Stand
East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group Stand
ELPCSG monthly meeting

Contact ELPCSG

Meetings Held 1st Thursday in the Month  2pm - 4pm

Mackenzie Centre
ELHT NHS Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2PQ, 01282 425071

07548 033930

East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting room.
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