British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond 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 8:30pm 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 10am-12pm, 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 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到

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Monday, February 10, 2014

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in February 2014

Recording for the PCCN Webinar Four with RN Andrea Simone and presentation of Erectile Dysfunction  on February 5, 2014:    

Recording for the PCCN Webinar Five with Dr. Vrabec and presentation of Advanced Prostate Cancer on February 6, 2014 (sound starts at 5 minutes):

PCF latest research news from web:
     Exercise and Prostate Cancer - the evidence stacks up for benefits
     Improving methods to identify indolent versus aggressive prostate cancer
     'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Prediction Tools:
     Prostate Cancer Nomograms: PSA Doubling Time

Memory Attention Training Program - Those who have received Chemotherapy are noticing some short term memory loss. A series of Workshops will be held starting sometime this spring. The first session  has just completed. Those who would like more information or to register for the next sessions should call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194.
Basic eligible  criteria: -
        have had and finished chemotherapy in the last two years, 
        have declining memory and attention since receiving chemotherapy,
        have no other medical conditions that affect memory (Alzheimer's, brain injury etc.)

Side Effects of PCa Radiation:  Short term effect include, Bladder Inflammation,  Diarrhea,  Sore Skin in the Genital Area, Loss of Pubic Hair. You can read more on this topic in the Manitoba Newsletter at  Another article in this publication is "Cancer Fatigue" "Why it occurs and how to cope". Both are very good.

 If you don't go when you gotta go, by the time you get to go, you've already gone!"
 Dr. Gifford-Jones has an article on his website, , on how water soluble pumpkin seed extract is helping people with urinary continence issues.  Unfortunately you will be requested to sign up to see the full article but it is free. 

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