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Torbay Prostate

Support Association



Copyright ©  TPSA  2015              Registered Charity Number  -  1095734



Serving men of all ages, and their partners, through a program of support before, during and after diagnosis.

Forthcoming Events


Last & up and Coming

 Meetings.


Our next meeting will be on: Wednesday 1st June at 6pm 

Venue: 

 Torquay Rugby Club, Recreation Ground, Rathmore Road TQ2 6NX

(very close to Torquay Railway Station) 

 

Speaker will be Steve Norman who is a volunteer Skipper with the local group ‘Disabled Sailing Association’. 

 

Steve has sent us the attached information which describes the DSA operations & if anyone feels like signing up there is a link to the membership form in the FAQ document. 

 

We hope that this meeting will be of general interest and would welcome any friends, relatives of whatever age, if they wish to accompany you to this meeting. The more the merrier! 













At the last members meeting we were delighted to have a talk by Dr Anna Lydon who has been the Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Torbay Hospital since 1999. Most of her time is spent looking after men diagnosed with  prostate cancer.  In agreeing to speak to us she said “Over those years I have been privileged to be involved with the TPSA since its foundation, and have seen first-hand the huge patient benefits it has been responsible for I am delighted to be asked to speak”


She outlined the pioneering work that she & her colleagues have been involved in over the years in Torbay & Exeter Hospitals and thanked TPSA for their donation of equipment over the years which runs into £100’s of pounds, without which this work would not have be

Enpossible.  


She reflected on how prostate cancer treatments have evolved during her time at Torbay Hospital, and wanted to hear members’ thoughts on how the service could evolve going forward. Although she is retiring at the end of April, we were delighted to learn that she will continue working heading up a research team looking at future trials in treating cancers including Prostate Cancer.


Generous Donation received from the RAOB (The Royal Ancient Order of Buffalo’s) RAOB Ye Olde Roundham Club, New Street, Paignton, TQ3 3HL



We were delighted to receive a cheque from the RAOB for £3,529.75 which was collected during the pandemic which is a staggering amount in such difficult circumstances. This will enable TPSA to continue their work in raising awareness of this dreadful disease and supporting men and their families.

    I thought you might be interested in some of the headline statistics around Prostate Cancer: -

1 in 8 men will suffer from Prostate Cancer

Every 45 minutes in the UK a man dies of Prostate Cancer

Between April 2020 & April 2021 55,000 fewer men with suspected Prostate Cancer were referred to hospitals

As of September 2021, 14,000 fewer men than normal received treatment


Full details of our Association can be found at

Torbay Prostate Support Association https://www.tpsa.org.uk

Ian Nightingale  - Chairman

07801775683

Dr Anna Lydon













Pictured left to right Peter Hosking (President & TPSA Founder) ,

  Brother Ken from the Devon RAOB & Ian Nightingale (Chairman TPSA)