British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). 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.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, 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,我們講英語普通話廣東話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每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11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)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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Monday, December 22, 2014

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in October-December 2014

Diet and Lifestyle May Play a Role in Prostate Cancer Risk

http://www.sharecare.com/health/mens-health/article/diet-and-lifestyle-may-play-a-role-in-prostate-cancer-risk?eid=1010723300&memberid=23746438&_sid=f4134472-338f-439e-97f4-edf19dc869a9&#cmpid=sceml00


Personalized Oncogenomics (POG) Program of British Columbia:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02155621

Prostate cancer could be 'halted' by injections:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/pros
tate-cancer-could-be-halted-by-injections-9851911.html

Prostate cancer researchers develop personalized genetic test to accurately

predict recurrence risk:
http://www.prostatecancer.ca/In-The-News/Foundation-News-Releases/Prostate-c
ancer-researchers-develop-personalized-g?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Post
&utm_content=Nov12Post&utm_campaign=prostatecancer.ca

Immunotherapy: The Silver Bullet Against Cancer - video found at this Link provides a good explanation of immunotherapies and types of research being conducted around this therapy. Listen in . . .

 http://www.curemelanoma.org/resources/multimedia/immunotherapy-the-silver-bullet-against-cancer

Do doctors understand test results?  By William Kremer, BBC World Service

More Chemo Equals Longer Life For Some Prostate Cancer Patients



PACIFIC NORTHWEST PROSTATE CANCER CONFERENCE 2013 - last year’s conference is on the website and you can access the talks from 2013 by clicking here

Thursday, December 4, 2014

以 CANCER 的每一個字母來解構治療癌症的過程

香港大學李嘉誠醫學院臨床腫瘤學系臨床助理教授、香港基督教癌症關懷事工聯會
顧問曾詠恆醫生以 CANCER 的每一個字母來解構治癌的過程,從 Confirm diagnosis、
Assess、Needs、Combined expertise、Evaluate 到 Relieve / Recur,讓與會者因清楚治
療的過程及進路而減少了對治癌的恐懼及不安。

C~confirm diagnosis(確診)︰曾醫生表示必須確診腫瘤的性質(確定是良性或惡性),
和確認腫瘤的特質,所有癌症都應要組織確診(除特定類別的肝癌) 。她略述了不同
科所需要的檢查方法,例如︰診斷乳癌要抽粗針、肺癌用氣管鏡、腸癌用腸鏡、肝
癌可能要穿針刺。

A~assess the state of disease(治療前評估)︰傳統的評估按腫瘤生長情況分四期,現在
的評估主要是看有沒有擴散;診斷要以臨床檢查配合所需掃描(例如:電腦掃描、骨
掃描、正電子掃描)

N~needs(需要)︰曾醫生強調切不可忽略癌病人和家屬的身心靈全面需要,除了身體
多了解自己的情況。

C~combined expertise(綜合會診)︰聯合外科,臨床腫瘤科,放射科,心理輔導等討
論個別病案最合宜的治療安排,例如︰採用結合手術、電療和藥物的治療方案,治
療次序及用藥方法等。

E~evaluate(療效評估)︰醫生可按病人主觀角度,如病人自己講述的身體狀況和病徵
變化(例如咳嗽或氣速情況)以評估療效。也可透過檢查病人的身體狀況,例如︰淋
巴有否縮小、腫瘤的體積、並以檢驗或掃描等方法,對比治療前後的檢測報告,客
觀地評估治療進展及果效。

R~relieve(康復)︰初期病者完全康復 晚期的已擴散但治療後病情已受控。
R~Recur(復發)︰懷疑復發,病人會感到擔憂。但千萬不要延醫,需要返回
CANCER 重新面對:確診,評估病情階段,需要,綜合會診,評估療效,以期達至
康復。

http://www.hkccca.org/files/pdf/news1411.pdf