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 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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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, December 14, 2017

Health and Wellness: Living with Prostate Cancer (Free Download)



Prostate Cancer Foundation. Curing Together

Health and Wellness, Part 2A healthy diet may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer and possibly prevent or delay prostate cancer progression.
Good nutrition also reduces the risk of developing other major chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease. It is estimated that one-third of cancer deaths in the United States can be attributed to adult diet and physical activity, including their role in obesity.
The University of California, San Francisco, has developed a new guide as a companion, to complement the diet and lifestyle recommendations found in Health and Wellness: Living with Prostate Cancer (and still available from PCF). 
This new guide, Part 2, includes specific diet recommendations.  
Scientific evidence suggests that differences in diet and other lifestyle behaviors, such as exercise and smoking, may account for much of the variability in the rates of major chronic diseases across countries, including many cancers.
Download the new guide here and then please share the link with support groups, friends and family: https://www.pcf.org/ucsf-pcf-diet-guide/ .







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Monday, November 27, 2017

If I Were Tom ....a great new website for all men concerned about prostate cancer!


Please have a look at this great new website!
If you are newly diagnosed or just want more information....this site is for you!
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Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, #4 17198 55th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 6C8 Canada

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 -March 2018 Meeting 11月 - 3月會議講座

Here are the monthly meetings for the next 5 months. Every second Thursday 7-9pm each month at  Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Main Branch, second floor, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
以下是未來5個月的每月會議(每月第二個星期四,下午7-9點,列治文公共圖書館二樓,7700 Minoru Gate,Richmond,BC V6Y 1R8。


Nov 9, 2017 - Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer  前列腺癌化學治療
Speaker Dr Lucia Lappi, Vancouver Prostate Centre
English presentation, Cantonese translation 英語講解,粵語翻譯 



Dec 14, 2017 - BPH Management Options 前列腺肥大治療
Speaker Dr Kiara Hennesssey MD, FRCSC
English presentation, Cantonese translation 英語講解,粵語翻譯 



Jan 11, 2018 - Radical Prostatectomy and Work 根治性前列腺切除術和工作
Speaker Mr Wellam Yu Ko, RN, MN, PhD(c)
Cantonese presentation 粵語講解 

Feb 8, 2018 - Prostate Cancer Supportive Care 前列腺癌支持護理
Speaker Ms Monita Sundar, PCSC Program Manager, Vancouver Prostate Centre
English presentation, Cantonese translation 英語講解,粵語翻譯 

March 8, 2018 -  Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer 前列腺癌放射治療
Speaker Mr Matthew Chan, Resident, BCCA Radiation Oncology
English presentation, Cantonese translation 英語講解,粵語翻譯 

Register by phone: 604-231-6413
普通話/粵語電話報名: 604-231-6462




Saturday, September 9, 2017

Exercise for Prostate Cancer Survivors - 3 months Flexi-pass at $122.45

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Friday, August 18, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The Canadian Cancer Society prostate cancer statistics have now changed to 1 in 7 Canadian men.

Please note the info graphic in the link below:

Please note that the Canadian Cancer Society has revised the determining probability of developing cancer. The lifetime probability of developing prostate cancer has been updated to one in seven men.  This change is primarily attributed to the change in methodology and not to changes in risk.  (Reference: Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2017)



You can now order Prostate Cancer Canada’s printed resources on-line. (Free of Charge)
http://prostatecancer.ca/Supporting-You/Resources/Order-Materials

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

17th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference

DESCRIPTION

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program will be participating in the 17th annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium. In conjunction with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine, this live symposium is for patients, their families and health care professionals. Don't miss out on attending this conference that brings together the leading experts on prostate cancer to present and to discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.
Please note: Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and full lunch. If you have dietary requirements, please contact Monita Sundar at (604) 875-4485.

DATE AND TIME


Sat, 23 September 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

Paetzold Auditorium
899 West 12th Avenue
1st Floor room 1899
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/17th-annual-pacific-northwest-prostate-cancer-conference-tickets-35767237771

Organizer of 17th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference
The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for prostate cancer patients, their partners, and family from the time of initial diagnosis to end-of-life care. Located at the Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, the PCSC Program is a clinical, educational, research-based approach to care, addressing the challenges of decision-making and coping along the entire disease trajectory to serve both the patient and their partner's physical and psychological needs.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Why are you running?


We asked why you are running and walking.....
We know we can't run from it...
so this is why some of you are running for it!
MY FATHER IS A SURVIVOR AND I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO SPEND FATHERS DAY!
My husband was diagnosed and it was terrifying.  Others are still going through what we did and hopefully with this run and raising money a cure will be found soon.
I am trying to teach my son about charity work, fundraising and helping others, he is 8 years old and I feel it is time he learned that others are not as fortunate as he is and how important it is to participate in group events.
My biological father died in a vehicle accident when I was three months old and my stepfather died several years ago from cancer. Having lost two fathers, I knew that Father's Day was going  
to be a difficult day so I decided to do something positive and I have been participating in the Father's Day runs ever since. This year I will be almost 8 months pregnant with a high risk pregnancy so I will be walking and taking breaks and just doing my best. Since I've moved to Chilliwack my nephew (now 10yrs old) has been doing the run with me and it has become one of my favorite days of the year :)
My husband Ed passed away from prostate cancer in 2009. Ed continues to be missed by our family. 
He bravely did a trial drug hoping not only to help himself but with the the hope that his trial drug testing might help other men. He wanted no family to endure such a pointless tragic loss.
My husband carried the BRCA2. I have three sons and a daughter. The present believe is fifty percent of his children will carry this defect. I want the best early detection and treatment possible for them. I want a cure.

My dad is a prostate cancer survivor, who attends every year.  It's also a fun walk to do with my kids and a very positive way to spend Father's Day morning
To help out a little and teach my son about giving back.
Been almost 9 years since I was diagnosed and this will be my 10th time doing the 10K run -not too bad for a guy who had less than three years to live..... !
My dad's best friend, my "uncle" passed away due to prostate cancer. He kept putting off getting checked until it was to late .I believe awareness and education is key in helping tonight against this disease.
My grandfather passed away from prostate cancer. My family and I decide to
participate in this event to show our support and raise money for prostate cancer.
Awareness and the willingness of others to help gave me the will and inspiration to get diagnosed early and to finally beat this disease!
To support my husband and other friends who are battling this disease..We are winning!
My best friend is a survivor and intends to run in this year's event even though he is still recovering from a winter (ice related) fall in which he broke his arm near his shoulder (requiring surgery). As he has not fully recovered, I'm running with him to keep him company and to watch out for him (at least a little bit). In point of fact, he will likely out run me.
I have 2 sons and 2 grandsons who I wish to become prostate health informed.
My dad died of Prostate Cancer and if I had a family doctor I probably would have kept
closer check of myself, but I didn't and by the time I found out that I also had Prostate Cancer it was getting serious.  However, I am now 4 years clear and things seem to be going well:  I hope it continues.  I am running on Father's Day for my children and my grandchildren in hopes that they are aware and are able to attack this cancer if it happens to them.
My brother had prostate cancer, had surgery, and therapy, now remains cancer free for about 8 years. Our family walks and runs with him every year.
As a male, would like to take a chance to help other fellow males in Canada to bring awareness to this.
My best friend's stepdad has terminal prostate cancer. He is an incredible man and I love him very much.
I did the fundraiser/run last year. While I haven't known anyone close to be particularly affected by this disease, I know of others fathers who have and it is really quite an unfortunate diagnosis. I hope that my father will never have to face such a disease, and of course, all of the other men in the world.
My father lost his fight with prostate cancer about 15 years ago,
when I was 18 years old. My siblings and I have participated in the walk/run and raised money each year since then.
It is a great cause.  It is also a fun way to be involved in helping the cause to raise money to prevent and aid those diagnosed with prostate cancer..
My father, and his identical twin bother, survived prostate cancer (diagnosed and treated within days of each other)
....you don't have to run for anyone in particular
...just run!
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