British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is 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 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到

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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)

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program 前列腺癌支持護理計劃 (只有英語服務)

Welcome to Vancouver Prostate Centre’s
Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program
We invite you, as a prostate cancer patient or partner of a prostate cancer patient, to join the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program at the Vancouver General Hospital. We offer five separate information modules that both you and your partner can participate in:

Ø Introduction to Prostate Cancer and Primary Treatment Options
This is a 2 to 2.5-hour group information session for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and led by a patient advocate. This session is jointly presented by a urologist and a radiation oncologist, who discuss treatment options and answer questions from attendees. Partners and family members are also welcome.

Ø Managing the Impact of Prostate Cancer Treatments on Sexual Function
This includes a 1.5-hour group information session that focuses on the sexual side effects of prostate cancer treatments and sexual rehabilitation. One-on-one clinical appointments with our sexual health clinician before or after treatment are available as part of this program.

Ø Lifestyle Management
A healthy lifestyle has been shown to improve the quality of life for men with prostate cancer. We hold two group information session over three months, one focusing on nutrition and the other on exercise. We also offer two exercise programs for patients: 1) the “Cardiac Rehabilitation Program” for patients starting on Androgen Deprivation Therapy, located on the 6th floor at the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre; and 2) the “Exercise Together” program which is a 12-week individualized strength and cardio program for any prostate cancer patient and his partner. This program is held at Back on Track Fitness, 731 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

Ø Adapting to Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
This is an educational program for prostate cancer patients starting on hormone therapy and their partners. It uses the recently published book “Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones”. Participants attend a 1.5- hour introductory group session, complete the book independently at their own pace, and finish with a 1-hour follow-up group session 2-3 months later.

Ø Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

This begins with a 1.5-hour group information session that is suitable for patients both pre- and post-prostate cancer treatment to understand what can be done to reduce the effects of surgery and radiation therapy on urinary function. After you attend the information session, our physiotherapist also offers one-on-one clinical appointments for those patients with incontinence 12-weeks after surgery.
If you are interested in participating in any of the PCSC modules, please contact:

PCSC Program Coordinator
Contact Number: 604-875-4485

歡迎來到溫哥華前列腺中心前列腺癌支持護理計劃 (只有英語服務)

我們邀請前列腺癌患者和配偶, 參加在溫哥華醫院的前列腺癌支持治療計劃(PCSC)。
計劃由溫哥華前列腺中心舉辦, 提供五個獨立的信息講座,歡迎你和伴侶一起參加。

Ø  介紹前列腺癌和基本治療方案
這是為確診前列腺癌新近患者22.5小時小組說明會議。一位前列腺癌病倡導者帶領, 由泌尿科醫生和放射腫瘤科醫生共同討論治療方法, 並回答出席者提問。歡迎伴侶和家庭成員參加

Ø  處理前列腺癌治療對性功能的影響

Ø  生活方式管理
1)為剛開始雄激素治療患者的心臟康復計劃,計劃位於Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre6;
2)是一項為期12週的個人體能和心肺功能的方案,任何前列腺癌患者和他的配偶都可以參加,使用在溫哥華西16大街731號的Back on Track健身室。

Ø  適應雄激素治療

Ø  盆腔底物理治療


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Special Sessions for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients

Special Sessions for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients

Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients in the Vancouver area, as well as their partners are welcome to attend a special evening session "Introduction to Prostate Cancer & Primary Treatment Options" held by the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

These sessions are held twice a month on a Wednesday evening (545pm) in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. The sessions run about 2 to 2. 5 hours and include presentations on the basic biology of prostate cancer and locally available treatment options.

The presenters include: 
1) a long term survivor of prostate cancer, who has personal experience with the most common treatments, 
2) a urologist, who talks about surgery and active surveillance options, and 
3) a radiation oncologist, who speaks about radiation options.  In addition, the two MDs meet each patient and their partner to review with them their pathology reports.

These sessions are specifically for patients who have not yet had any treatment for their cancer and are meant to be educational; i.e., not a replacement for individual consults with specialists.

The dates of the next sessions are Wednesday July 22nd, Wednesday August 12th and Wednesday August 26th.

This session is part of the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program initiated here in Vancouver in January 2013 which has been supported by grants from the Specialist Services Committee and Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

If you would like to attend please contact Monita, PCSC Program Coordinator at 604-875-4485 or<>. For further information about the PCSC Program please visit<>