A 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/ .
British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is found in 2013 and 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.
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