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Guest Blog: Simon Faulkner from METRO Walnut on supporting men who have sex with men, and trans women, through prostate cancer
Simon Faulkner is a founding member and Coordinator of METRO Walnut, part of diversity charity METRO.
“A diagnosis of prostate cancer is bad enough for anyone. For gay or bisexual men, trans women (a person born a man but who identifies as a woman and may have had medical interventions to become physically female, but could retain some male functions), and those that love them, the cancer journey has a set of unique problems that these individuals don't yet feel many clinicians are comfortable addressing.
That is the same today, more or less, as it was four years ago when I helped set up the Walnut group - also known as LGBT-Walnut - a support group for those with a prostate cancer diagnosis who identify as gay, bisexual, or as a trans woman. They come...
What's new on Cancer Care Map?
Since launching www.cancercaremap.org at the beginning of February we’ve been able to grow the map now to over 180 organisations with more going on every day.
We know there are many more to add, and we need to hear from you to tell us about support groups and services in your area that you have used, or about an organisation you are involved with yourself that offers help to those living with cancer including friends, families and carers.
Here are just a few of the latest additions to the map:
Working With Cancer
Working With Cancer (WWC) is based in Thames Ditton and works with people and business all over the UK, offering training and support to help...
Cancer Care Map: The story so far
Since launching www.cancercaremap.org on 4th February we have been really pleased by the positive response from organisations all across the UK who are keen to be on the map.
The idea behind www.cancercaremap.org is simple. By 2020, one in two people in the UK will have had cancer in their lifetime. As treatments improve, many more people can now live with and beyond cancer. But it remains difficult for patients, friends and family, carers and clinicians to find out about local organisations that can support the health and well-being of those living with cancer during and beyond treatment.
www.cancercaremap.org is our response to that challenge.
We now have over 180 organisations listed on the site, ranging from well-known national organisations such as...