We are currently conducting a survey on mental health among men with prostate cancer on our website: If I Were Tom (http://www.ifiweretom.ca/ - check it out!), which is an interactive psychosocial prostate cancer support resource. This study is being done in partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, Men’s Health Research at UBC, The University of British Columbia, and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Participation includes the completion of an online questionnaire (direct link: ), as well as some brief information about yourself. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you will have the opportunity to enter a C$500 prize draw, even if you do not wish to complete the survey.
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.
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