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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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - 九月是前列腺癌關注月


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PCFBC has arranged for BC Place Stadium to be lit in blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

September 9th: BC Place, Science World, Rogers Arena, Canada Place Sails, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Lookout, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver Playhouse, Anvil Centre (New West) and City of Kelowna Plaza.
September 9-15 City of Surrey Plaza
September 14 City of Vancouver and Calgary Tower


Landmarks across Canada lit up blue during September to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Landmarks included Halifax City Hall, Niagara Falls, BC Science World, Olympic Cauldron, The CN Tower and more.



18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference: 
Sat Sept 22, 2018
The 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference for patients, their families and health care professionals will be held in Vancouver on Saturday September 22, from 8 AM to 4 PM.  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How to do Kegal Exercises for Men 男性如何做「凱格爾運動」 (提肛運動)

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program

The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from the time of initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. Kegal Exercise (Strengthening pelvic floor muscles) is one of the PCSC program.

If you are not a prostate cancer patient, you may try the instruction on wikiHow to do Kegal Exercises for Men :
Before you do a Kegel exercise, find your pelvic floor muscles by trying to stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Those are the muscles you want to squeeze during Kegels! To do the exercise, squeeze your pelvic floor (or kegel) muscles for 5 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Aim for 10 reps 3-4 times a day. Try doing Kegel exercises while you're talking on the phone or watching TV. To make sure you're doing the exercises correctly, keep reading by clicking the above Hyperlink!

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WHAT ARE KEGEL EXERCISES? 


Millions suffer from urinary incontinence (urine leakage). Often people feel as if their bladders control their lives, but Kegel exercises may help you control your bladder. Bladder control depends on muscles working together. The bladder muscle should be relaxed when the bladder is filling and the pelvic floor muscles should be tight. The pelvic floor muscles surround the urethra (the tube that urine passes through). When they tighten they help prevent leakage. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent leakage and calm the urge to pass urine.
It will take practice to learn how to control your pelvic floor muscles. You should exercise often enough to make it a habit. Pelvic floor muscle support usually gets better about six weeks after starting the exercises. 
When women perform Kegel exercises correctly, they will feel a slight pulling in the rectum and vagina—a similar feeling to winking or puckering your lips. Men will feel a pulling of the anus and the penis will move. You can learn to control these muscles and make them stronger. For exact guidelines on how to perform Kegel Exercises, visit UrologyHealth.org/Kegels.
Strengthening your pelvic floor is one step you can take to control your bladder. But exercises may not be enough. You should tell your health care provider if you have urine urgency or if you are leaking urine. They can offer other treatment options that may provide further relief.

Dr. Lisa N. Hawes is a practicing general urologist with Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA) in the greater Baltimore, Md. region.
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