Prostate cancer support group launched in Meekatharra


When Meekatharra local Nick Wren was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April he discovered that there were no local support groups for men, like himself, going through treatment.

In an effort to change that, he decided to start up the town’s first prostate cancer support group.

The group, supported by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Resource Centre. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 December at 5.15pm.

“When I looked at support options, I found the nearest group was over 550km away. Support can make a big difference, so I put the word out and started one here,” he said.

“Being told you have prostate cancer and going through treatment can be a bit hard mentally, so it’s important to find others you can relate to. You realise you’re not alone and it gives you the network you need.

“I’ve decided to open it up further so that men with any form of cancer can join too.”

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