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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列治文前列腺癌友步行團 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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Prostate Cancer 101



September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. "Prostate Cancer 101" focuses on the basic information you should know if you or a loved one is diagnosed or concerned about prostate cancer. Dr. Scott North will discuss the function of the prostate as well as the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, procedures used to diagnose prostate cancer and next steps to take after a diagnosis.

Please note the question period for this event is now closed. For support, please contact our Prostate Cancer Information Service at support@prostatecancer.ca
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TITLE: Prostate Cancer 101
LENGTH: 18 mins 

OVERVIEW: This webinar will focus on describing what the prostate is and what it does. Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer will be described as well as what symptoms and signs might be present that would give a clue to abnormalities of prostate health, including cancer. If cancer is suspected, a brief description of what diagnostic tests might be needed will be reviewed as well as next steps after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established.
Dr. Scott North
SPEAKER: Dr. Scott North is a graduate of the University of Ottawa medical school and he received his training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Alberta. He is also keenly interested in medical education and pursued a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Section Chief of Medical Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, AB and the Division Director of Medical Oncology within the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta. He currently serves on the executive of the Genitourinary site for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group. His clinical practice is exclusively in the area of genitourinary cancer.
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