MAC - Men against Cancer SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN WITH PROSTATE OR TESTICULAR CANCER
contact MAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 7025800
MAC was formed in 1993 as a not for profit organisation of volunteers to provide support to men and their families who have a diagnosis of prostate or testicular cancer.
MAC also seeks to raise the level of awareness of these cancers and provides speakers to local cancer groups and centres.
Many members of MAC have received training from the Irish Cancer Society to provide peer-to-peer support to men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer or with a recurrence after treatment. Some members also take part in the ICS Survivors Helping Survivors programme.
MAC is a founding member of the European Prostate Cancer Patient Coalition – Europa Uomo which is currently registered as a not for profit organisation under belgian law.
To talk to a nurse about your concerns regarding prostate cancer phone the Irish Cancer Society Helpline 1800 200 700 You can also ask the nurse to put you in contact with a man who has had treatment for prostate cancer.
TO contact MAC directly please text/phone 087 702 5800 or Email:email@example.com.
MAC does not offer medical advice. To obtain medical advice ask your doctor or hospital oncology nurse or phone the Irish Cancer Society Helpline 1800 200 700 and talk to a specialist cancer nurse or talk to a nurse at any hospital daffodil centre_
What does Mac do?
MAC's mission is to support men with Prostate Cancer and other diseases of the Prostate and to support those who get testicular cancer. It also seeks to raise the level of awareness of these two diseases of men.
A significant proportion of mac members have been trained in peer-to-peer support work. these MAC Volunteers are trained to listen to men who have a prostate or a testicular cancer diagnosis and who may be considering treatment options.
MAC volunteers are also availaBle for men who have a recurrence of their prostate or testicular cancer following their initial treatment.
All Mac Services are provided free of charge.
MAC volunteers also deal with men who have concerns about their prostate or testicular health but don't have a diagnosis but want to talk to someone can listen and talk to them about their concerns and who has already travelled that journey.
MAC will also talk to family members who may be concerned about their loved ones.
Mac publishes information on prostate and testicular cancer
MAC members give talks to community groups, cancer support groups
MAC provides volunteers for hospital work with patients after treatment
Peer-to-peer trained MAC members individually participate in the Irish Cancer Society's Survivors supporting survivors programme.
Many MAC members work with the Daffodil Centre in their nearest cancer hospital dealing with prostate patients.
MAC provides speakers for radio and television interviews, to write newspaper/magazine articles.
MAC participates in the Movember programme in November in conjunction with the Irish Cancer Society.
MAC provides patient advocates/representatives on various bodies such as hospital ethics committees, HIQA committees/Groups etc., etc.
MAC is a founder member of the European Prostate Cancer Patient Coalition known as Europa Uomo and a former chairman of MAC was Chairman of Europa Uomo for the first 10 years since its founding in 2003. MAC members have been very active in providing support to the organisation's secretariat and participating in the deliberations of the organisation in general assembly. The current Secretary of Europa Uomo is a fromer Chairman and Secretary of MAC - John DOwling
ALL MEN have a prostate gland and testicles unless surgically removed. Membership of MAC is open to men and women who have an interest in the prostate or testicular cancer whether or not they have a prostate cancer diagnosis. (see application form on this website.