British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is found in 2013 and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Richmond Public Library (2/F Brighouse Main Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8). Please register online at The Richmond Public Library website (or call 604-231-6413 for registration). Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.

If you want to chat with a survivor one on one, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk on every Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am, 5-10 km along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織我們講普通話廣東話和英語幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊我們每月一次第二個星期四從下午7:009:00在列治文公共圖書館二樓市中心公眾泳池對面舉辦免費聚會邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座交流經驗與分享感受報名請到圖書館網站 或致電604-231-6413 (英語) 604-231-6462(中文)報名

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天行」每週二和週四早上九時至十一時沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步在下雨天或寒冷季節步行於列治文購物中心)。查詢活動更新請打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

This blog is provided as a public service. Any persons using the information or documents provided on the blog do so at their own risk. Reference: Oncology Guide to Reliable Websites

Monday, December 23, 2013

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program

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The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program for prostate cancer patients, their partners, and family from the time of initial diagnosis to end-of-life care. Schedule of information sessions will be holding in Vancouver www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC<http://www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC


Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 2013 to February 2014 Meeting 十二月至二月前列腺健康專題講座

Everyone welcome to the following support group meeting, please call for details:
歡迎大家參加以下支持小組會議,請來電查詢:

December 5, 2013, Thursday

CHILLIWACK (PCCN)
Speakers: Doctors from Mini Medical School
Subject: Nutrition 604-824-5506

December 7, 2013, Saturday 11am-?
BURNABY (Burnaby / New Westminster Prostate Cancer Support Group)
Christmas Luncheon at ABC Restaurant on Boundary Road (between Lougheed Highway and Henning Drive), Burnaby
Everyone welcome, RSVP to information@pcbsg.ca
 
Enter Cheviot Place from Blundell Road,
then follow the brown signs
Garratt Wellness Centre,
7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC

December 12, 2013, Thursday 6-8pm 
RICHMOND (Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group at Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9)
Speaker: Dr. Michael Peacock, Radiation Oncologist, UBC Prostate Center
Subject: Prostate Brachytherapy
12月12日(星期四) 下午六時至八時
專題講座由 UBC 放射治療醫生 Dr. Michael Peacock 主講,
前列腺腔內近距離放射治療 (Prostate Brachytherapy)  (英語主講 / 普通話傳譯)

中英文查詢: 梁瑞華 (Daniel Leung) 604-836-6423 dleung2000@gmail.com
列治文講座地點 Room 4, Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC V7C

January 9, 2014, Thursday 11am-1pm
VANCOUVER (PCCN at Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Main Floor, 565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver)
Speaker: Researcher from the Vancouver Prostate Research Centre
Topic - Under Development  604-434-2100

January 9, 2014, Thursday 6-8pm
RICHMOND (Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group at Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9)
Speaker: Ms. Shannon Griffin RN, BSN, MN, Sexual Health Clinician, UBC/VGH
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction  604-836-6423
1月9日(星期四) 下午六時至八時專題講座由 UBC/VGH性健康臨床醫師 Ms. Shannon Griffin 主講, 勃起功能障礙 (Erectile Dysfunction)  (英語主講 / 普通話傳譯)中英文查詢: 梁瑞華 (Daniel Leung) 604-836-6423 dleung2000@gmail.com
列治文講座地點 Room 4, Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC V7C
 
February 13, 2014, Thursday 6-8pm
RICHMOND (Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group at Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9)
Speaker: Mr. Wellam Ko Yu,  Doctoral student at the UBC School of Nursing
Subject: Penile length shortening after radical prostatectomy  604-836-6423
2月13日(星期四) 下午六時至八時
專題講座由 UBC 博士研究生 余威廉 (Mr. Wellam Ko Yu) 主講,
前列腺癌手術後陰莖長度縮短 (Penile length shortening after radical prostatectomy) (英語主講 / 普通話傳譯)
中英文查詢: 梁瑞華 (Daniel Leung) 604-836-6423 dleung2000@gmail.com
列治文講座地點 Room 4, Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC V7C 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MOVEMBER 2013 「小鬍子的十一月」

從二零零三年開始,November十一月多了一個新的串法-Movember,M代表Moustache,也就是鬍子。Movember這字似乎仍未有中文翻譯,楊國輝醫生把它翻譯作「小鬍子的十一月」。「小鬍子的十一月」起源自澳洲,一群關注男性健康的活動策劃者,想到用蓄小鬍子的方法,提醒公眾關注預防前列腺癌,亦同時為這病的防治研究籌款,這些年來,這活動成功登陸美州、歐洲、亞洲和非洲。
This is why we Mo  
 
 
  THIS IS WHY WE MO  
 
 
With Movember 2013 underway, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge you, the Movember community, which has helped us grow to where we are today. Throughout the years, millions of you have generously donated your funds, upper lips and time to change the face of men's health. We know that with great moustaches comes great responsibility and we take that very seriously. We push for collaboration, not just at a national level but also at a global level. We insist on transparency and accountability for every funded project. We are about accelerating outcomes for men that will change and save lives now.
 
In line with our vision, Movember is proud to have funded 577 programs with our 20 men's health partners in 21 countries. Globally, we focus on the areas of awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, men's mental health, and prostate and testicular cancer research. Thanks to your efforts we're privileged to work with some of the best scientific minds and world-class organizations that strive to help us make a global impact on men's health.
 
Watch and learn more about some of the amazing outcomes happening around the world.

 
   
   
 
© 2013 Movember Foundation. All rights reserved.
 
MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT MOVEMBER
PROGRAMS WE FUND
NEWS
CONTACT US
CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN'S HEALTH
PROSTATE CANCER | TESTICULAR CANCER | MENTAL HEALTH
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

十月和十一月前列腺健康華語專題講座 Support Groups Meeting in October/November

部分年過四十的男士,都會面對前列腺健康的問題,但是
你認識前列腺的構造和功能嗎?
甚麼是前列腺病徵和前列腺癌症?
你知道有關前列腺的飲食健康嗎?

列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡(Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group)在十月十日和十一月十日下午六時至八時,特別設立華語專題講座,請來兩位專家為大家講解:

1010日(星期四 下午六時至八時

列治文專題講座 溫哥華前列腺中心 研究專 學森博士主講

了解前列腺和前列腺的研 (普通話主講 / 英語傳譯)

Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9

1114日(星期四 下午六時至八時

列治文專題講座 姚婉芬營養師 主講

前列腺飲食健康 (普通話/ 英語主講)
 
 
RICHMOND (Richmond Chinese Prostate Networking Group):
Date: The 2nd Thursday, 6-8pm, October 10, 2013,
Speaker: Dr. Xuesen Dong, Reasearch Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Subject: 
Get to know Prostate and Prostate Research
Address : Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9
 
NORTH VANCOUVER (North Shore Prostate Cancer Support Group):
Date: The 4th Tuesday, 7pm-9pm, October 22, 2013
Speaker : Ms. Shannon Griffin, Dept. of Sexual Medicine, VGH  
Subject : Treatment of common side effect after primary treatment, often ignored but cannot be avoided.
Address : Lower Floor Auditorium, Lions Gate Hospital, 231 15th St E, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7

 
 
 
SURREY (PCCN Surrey):
Date: Last Saturday, 10am-12noon, October 26, 2013
Speaker : Mr. Lionel Wilson from Inspire Health
Subject :
Address : Cafeteria of Surrey Memorial Hospital13750 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3V 1Z2 
 

BURNABY (Burnaby / New Westminster Prostate Cancer Support Group)
Date : 1st Saturday, 10am-12noon, November 2, 2013
Speaker : Dr. Ercole Leone, Urologist at St. Paul's Hospital
Subject : Penile Implantation – a procedure to consider when other attempts to treat erectile dysfunction have failed.
Address : Burnaby Hospital, Education Room, 2nd Floor, 3935 Kincaid St, Burnaby, BC V5G 2X6
 
VANCOUVER (PCCN Vancouver):
Date: The 1st Thursday, 11am-1pm, November 7, 2013
Speaker: Dr. Graham Duncan, BC Cancer Agency
Topic:  Recurrence of Prostate Cancer
Address: Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Main Floor, 565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver
 
RICHMOND (Richmond Chinese Prostate Networking Group):
Date: The 2nd Thursday, 6pm-8pm, November 14, 2013
Chinese Speaker : Ms. Amy Yiu, registered dietitian, Founder at Libra Nutrition
Subject : Healthy Prostate Eating
Address : Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9

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列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡(Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group)- 全省唯一設有華語服務的前列腺癌支持小組 

透過每月一次兩小時的聚會,邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座(即時傳譯),歡迎只能說華語的病人及親友參加,了解前列腺癌的病徵、預防、治療、康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊。時間是每月第二個星期四下午六時至八時。四十五分鐘專題講座,講座後有一小時小組分享(分英語,粵語和國語組)。費用免費由於列治文仍未有英文小組 ,故亦歡迎只說英語的朋友參加。


每月的會議地點 Room 4, Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC V7C 3S9

駕車與坐公車朋友請參考 http://garrattwellness.vch.ca/contact.htm 附上地圖

乘坐402公車從列治文巿中心到達會議地點大約十分鐘,請記得在BLUNDELL RD AT CHEVIOT PL 車站下車,向CHEVIOT PL 街步行,沿路有棕色路牌指示。

中英文查詢:   梁瑞華 (Daniel Leung) 604-836-6423 dleung2000@gmail.com
中英文網站:   www.richmondprostate.blogspot.ca  提供前列腺相關網站,視頻,小冊子的網絡資訊。歡迎上網查詢並提供您的寶貴意見
英文查詢:       Prostate Cancer Foundation BC 604-574-4012 www.prostatecancerbc.ca 
 

Monday, September 9, 2013

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in September 2013


A new study has reignited a debate about whether men should use a baldness
drug to prevent prostate cancer. Finasteride:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/new-debate-on-prostate-cancer-drug/
?src=recg

Subtype of Highly Aggressive PC - A New Small Cell Prostate Cancer Drug:
http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.8747629/k.F201/Subtype_of_Highly_Agg
ressive_Prostate_Cancer_Increasing_Tied_to_Drug_Resistance_to_Hormone_Therap
y.htm

Monday, September 2, 2013

Support Groups Meeting in September 支援小組九月會議

Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group (列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡)
Date: September 12, 2013 (912星期四從下午六時至八時)
Time: 6pm to 8pm (speech 6-7pm, sharing 7-8pm)
Place: Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond BC V7C 3S9
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Poon, MD, FRCSC, Metrovan Urology, Richmond
Subject: Prostate Cancer
專題講座 : 由泌尿外科醫生 Dr.Kenneth S. Poon 主講 前列腺癌 (英語主講 /中文傳譯 )

Next Meeting - 2nd Thursday October 10, 2013 6-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Xuesen Dong, Reasearch Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Subject: 
Get to know Prostate and Prostate Research
專題講座 : 由 溫哥華前列腺中心 研究專 學森博士主講
了解前列腺和前列腺的研 (普通話主講 / 英語傳譯)
 
Next Meeting - 2nd Thursday November 14, 2013 6-8pm
Speaker : Ms. Amy Yiu, Registered Dietitian, Founder at Libra Nutrition
Subject : Healthy Prostate Eating
專題講座 : 由 姚婉芬營養師 主講
前列腺飲食健康 (普通話/ 英語主講)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cruise With A Cause - Prostate Cancer Foundation BC fundraising event


Celebrity Meet and Greet - August 31st, 3-5pm Meet and greet with the cast of CBC's hit series Heartland and other celebrities. Autographs by minimum donation of $10 per autograph. NO TICKETS NECESSARY Doors will open at 3 pm.

Location: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Time: 3-5pm (Saturday, August 31st)

Gala Fundraiser with Celebrity Guests - August 31st, 7pm-12am
A fun evening of entertainment, celebrities, silent and live auction, and survivor stories.

For tickets, please click here. All proceeds benefitting Prostate Cancer Foundation BC

Location: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Time: 7pm-12am (Saturday, August 31st)

Cruise with a Cause Motorcycle Ride Around BC - Sept 1st to 6th
A group of celebrities will ride around BC to promote awareness for Prostate Cancer.

Watch for more information on where they will stop and the activities that will happen at each stop.

Time: leaving on Sunday September 1st and returning on September 6th

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

InspireHealth ONLINE

InspireHealth is aiming to make integrative cancer care available to those all across the province who cannot travel to their centers, so to that end, this online program is designed to be accessed from anywhere in BC. Through the program, patients will have access to their healthcare practitioners and learn powerful ways to alleviate symptoms of treatment, reduce the likelihood of recurrence, and optimize the body’s healing potential.

The fall program starts on September 10, 2013. Interested participants can find more information and the registration form at www.inspirehealth.ca/online
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The LIFE Webinar Series is open to anyone in Canada interested in supporting themselves or others with cancer. To learn more click here. Next program starts January 21, 2014. Registration is $45 for all four webinars presented by medical professionals. 
 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Support Groups Meeting in August 支援小組八月會議

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Vancouver Group
Date: 1st Thursday August 1,  2013 
Time: 11am to 1pm (speech 11am-12pm, sharing 12-1pm)
Place: Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Main Floor, 565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver
Speaker:  Dale Ischia, Physiotherapist Vancouver Prostate Centre
Subject:  Exercise for Prostate Cancer
Next Meeting - 1st Thursday September 5, 2013 at Vancouver
Speaker: Dr. Richard Wassersug, Department Urology UBC
Subject:  New Approach to Supportive Needs for Prostate Cancer Patients

Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Date: 1st Tuesday August 6, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: Room 9 at the Pinetree Community Center, 260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Peacock, Radiation oncologist at the UBC Prostate Center
Subject: Advances in Radiation Therapy and the Problems
Next Meeting - 1st Tuesday September 3, 2013 at Coquitlam
Speaker: Ms. Shannon Griffin who is a well known clinician at the Vancouver Prostate Center
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction and other problems that may arise as a result of prostate treatment
 
Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group (列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡)
Date: 2nd Thursday August 8, 2013 (八月八日星期四從下午六時至八時)
Time: 6pm to 8pm (speech 6-7pm, sharing 7-8pm)
Place: Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond BC V7C 3S9
Speaker : Ms. Vicki Yan, Bounce Back Community Coach, Canadian Mental Health Association
Subject: Bounce Back Program, recognize and deal with depressive symptoms
專題講座 : 認識和處理情緒低落和抑鬱症 (主講 / 英語傳譯) 中文資料
如要以上專題講座的投影片,請電郵 dleung2000@gmail.com 索取。

Next Meeting - 2nd Thursday September 12, 2013 at Richmond (9月12日星期四從下午六時至八時 - 列治文)
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Poon MD, FRCSC, Metrovan Urology
Subject:  Prostate Cancer
專題講座 : 前列腺癌 (主講 / 國粵語傳譯)


Prostate Cancer North Shore Support Group
Date: 4th Tuesday August 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm,
Place: lower floor Auditorium, Lions Gate Hospital
Speaker:
Next Meeting - 4th Tuesday September 24, 2013 at North Shore
Speaker: Dr. Victor Chow
 
Date: Last Saturday August 31,  2013 
Time: 10am to 12pm


 
 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reef Knot Kits are available


Reef Knot Kit
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has a new supply of reef knot kits available. 
These useful tools are given out to newly diagnosed men when they visit their urologist or oncologists office.  They are comprised of the latest information to help the newly diagnosed make informed decisions.  If you know of someone that would like a free kit call Shelley at 604-574-4012

Monday, July 15, 2013

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in June/July 2013


Prostate Cancer Statistics: 2013
Guest Blog: Dr. Stuart Edmonds, VP of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship

The new cancer statistics were released by Canadian Cancer Society on May 29: In 2013, it is estimated that approximately 23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 3,900 will die from the disease. That’s down from the 26,500 new cases estimated in 2012.

The death rate has been declining by almost 4% per year between 2001 and 2009. Research has played a critical role in this progress and research funded by PCC. Read more on research projects: CPC-GENE and PC-STAR. 



Speaker Videos

At each PSA meeting of Vancouver Island, the formal presentations are taped and made available on this website. http://www.theprostatecentre.org/support-group/expert-videos-new/


Film a short interview about your life with advanced prostate cancer!


This summer Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (NCCSN) is working on a program to generate awareness about metastatic prostate cancer and the unique challenges patients face. To bring this campaign to life, CCSN is looking for men living with metastatic prostate cancer who are willing to share their personal experiences in a video and also potentially with the media later in the summer and into the fall. Please find the details below for your consideration!

WHAT: Film a short interview about your life with advanced prostate cancer.

WHERE: Your home! We want to make this as simple as possible, so we’ll come to you with a video crew. We may also want to film outdoors near your home.

WHEN: We plan to film patients at the end of July or beginning of August.

WHO: Yourself and possibly a loved one.

TIME COMMITMENT: We should only need three hours of your time.

If you or someone you know is willing to participate or interested in learning more about this opportunity we’d love to hear from you by Friday, July 19.

Please email Jackie at jmanthorne@survivornet.ca to participate.




BC-developed prostate cancer drug holds out hope for clinical trials

http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/561453E5-5404-4702-B6C5-4D0E784ECE4D/64367/20130510EPI001NR.pdf


A new class of drugs that should stop the androgen receptor of prostate cancer cells send a message to keep growing:

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.8685359/k.D7C8/Taking_the_Lethal_out_of_Prostate_Cancer_plus_Entirely_New_Class_of_Drug_Shows_Promise_Against_Advanced_Disease_video.htm



Radiation Particle drug for bone metastatic disease gets approved:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/234945.php



Guidelines for use of new drugs for metastatic disease:

http://www.auanet.org/education/guidelines/castration-resistant-prostate-cancer.cfm



Marianne Sadar's and large research group's research paper on their new drug:

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/66398/pdf/render


Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Kidney Risk?
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20130716/kidney-failure-a-possible-risk-of-prostate-cancer-hormone-treatment-study
NOTE: It is interesting data but not definitive evidence. Suggests a possible correlation but not direct effect.

We have to be careful interpreting studies and looking at the quality of evidence.

Vancouver Prostate Centre Awarded Six Movember Discovery Grants
http://www.prostatecentre.com/node/351

 

More Prostate Cancer research News on US PCF website:

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5796557/k.8785/Research_News.htm


More Prostate Cancer News/Events on The Prostate Cancer Centre Victoria website:

http://www.theprostatecentre.org/category/news/