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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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
Email: PCSC@vch.ca


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
           這是1.5小時小組會議側重於前列腺癌治療副作用和性功能復康。計劃讓你在前列腺癌治療前或治療後,以一對一性健康治療師會面

Ø  生活方式管理
健康的生活方式已被證明提高前列腺癌患者的生活質。我們安排兩組小組說明會議為期三個月以上,一組著重營養和另外一組著重身體鍛煉。我們為患者提供兩個運動項目:
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
這是為剛開始接受雄激素治療患者和他的配偶的教育計劃。採用了最近出版的新書雄激素剝奪治療:前列腺癌患者和他們親人的必備指南。參加者參1.5小時的小組會議介紹,按照自己的步伐閱畢這本書,並於2-3個月後參加1小時的跟進小組會議。

Ø  盆腔底物理治療
這是1.5小時的小組信息會議,適合治療前和治療後的前列腺癌患者,了解如何減少外科手術和放射療法對排尿功能的影響。當你參加說明會針對患者手術12週後患失禁,我們的物理治療師還提供一對一臨床諮詢

如果您有興趣參加任何以上PCSC信息講座,請聯繫PCSC項目協調員(英語)
聯繫電話:604-875-4485
電子郵件:PCSC@vch.ca
網站:www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC

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