Support group celebrates tenth year with tea party

A SUPPORT group for locals living with cancer is marking its tenth anniversary next week with tea and cakes.

The Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group was formed back in 2002 and has met regularly ever since, helping people suffering from the condition or people who have been affected by the disease.

At its last meeting members were given a talk on high intensity focused ultrasound by Vic Griffin, who explained about the relatively new procedure which uses sound waves to create heat, with the resulting energy focused at temperatures greater than 950 Centigrade onto the localised prostate tumour.

The next meeting, which will be followed by the birthday tea, takes place on Tuesday (September 11) in the Post Graduate Centre at the DGH. Macmillan dietician Penny Kaye will give a talk at 2.30pm entitled Food, Nutrition and Prostate Cancer: An Update, which will be followed by tea and cakes at 3.30pm.

Anyone who would like to join the group, which is run by volunteers who have been cancer patients, should contact Graham Hatfield on 01323 749258 or email More details are also available online at