‘Appy New Year from Prostate Scotland
We’re delighted to have a busy start to the New Year and bring you news of our exciting new developments and events happening in January including our new Prostate Cancer Navigator App , The Prestonfield Burns supper in aid of prostate Scotland and the start of Prostate FFIT .
Prostate FFIT (Prostate Football Fans in Training) is our new free exercise and healthy lifestyle programme for people living with prostate cancer. It’s run in partnership with The SPFL Trust.
Our pilot programme starts on Monday 16 January at Ibrox with Rangers FC and Tuesday 17th January at Tynecastle with Hearts FC. There are 20 places on each course and there are a few places left – sign up now!
- More info at: Train like a pro at Ibrox and Tynecastle
- Sign up now at: SPFL Trust | Prostate FFIT
- If Ibrox or Tynecastle are not suitable for you in this pilot project, please register your interest for news on further clubs across Scotland which may run Prostate FFIT in future.
Prestonfield Burns Supper
Prestonfield’s Burns Supper in aid of Prostate Scotland returns on Thursday 26th January. There’s a superb line up of speakers to enjoy!
This celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns is full of wit and wisdom, accompanied by fine seasonal food and musical surprises.
We’re thrilled to have Willie Hunter who will act as Master of Ceremonies deliver the Immortal Memory and conduct the live Auction! David Ashton, actor, broadcaster, and author of the McLevy Detective books and radio plays will propose The Toast to the Lassies. The Reply to the Lassies will be given by writer, broadcaster and comedian Susan Morrison. You can read about all our speakers on our special events page!
Guests will enjoy…
…a welcome drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner with coffee. Tickets are priced £85 with seating at tables of ten. There will be an auction and prize draw to support our work and you can find out more about the fantastic prizes on offer ahead of the event!
Grab your tickets for Prestonfield’s Burns Supper whilst they are still available from Prestonfield. (Please note this link opens on Prestonfield’s website.)
Download our brand new Prostate Scotland Navigator App on Google Play!
We’re delighted that our Prostate Scotland Cancer Navigator App is now available on Google Play for people using android phones or tablets. The Prostate Scotland app has been developed to help men with prostate cancer navigate living with it and gives men and those born biologically male a portable ‘electronic wallet’ packed full of helpful and relevant information. The app has been developed in consultation with men and their families living with prostate cancer, as well as clinicians and other experts in prostate cancer in Scotland. A version of the app for Apple/iOS users is under development and will also be available shortly.
The app includes the following sections:
• A facility for keeping details of appointments tests and results, as well as an ‘electronic pill box’ – a facility for keeping track of one’s medications and when to take them;
• A treatment decision making tool to help anyone newly diagnosed with early prostate cancer. The App has a step-by-step tool to help consider and understand what is most important to you, giving information about the treatments and enabling you to compare all of these against the treatment choices you may have been given. (The tool does not recommend which treatment might be best for you);
• A facility to record consultations with clinicians then listen as many times as you want (permission must be obtained);
• A facility for entering and keeping track of your Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test results and displaying them as a graph;
• A series of practical information and support resources to cover the many issues that can impact you whilst living with prostate cancer including:
o Details of organisations to support men
o Managing potential key side effects of treatment including from hormone therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery- such as fatigue, urinary and bowel difficulties;
o Information about living with prostate cancer and employment, finance and travel and travel insurance.
• A tool to keep track of living with prostate cancer, potential side-effects of treatment and check for any trends.
The app is personal to the individual and the individual data is encrypted and is not stored remotely.
The app has been developed by and for Prostate Scotland thanks to the very kind hard work, assistance and generosity of the Francis A. Connolly Trust. The app is part of COMPASS, our range of support and wellbeing services to help men across Scotland navigate prostate cancer.