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. We 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. 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 tohttp://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款請到前列腺癌基金會http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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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 pcsc@vch.ca<mailto:pcsc@vch.ca>. For further information about the PCSC Program please visit
www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC<http://www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC>







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