British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond 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 8:30pm 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 10am-12pm, 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/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講普通話廣東話和英語幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊我們每月一次第二個星期四從下午7:008:30在列治文公共圖書館二樓市中心公眾泳池對面舉辦免費聚會邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座交流經驗與分享感受報名請到圖書館網站 或致電604-231-6413 (英語) 報名

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天行」每週二和週四早上時至十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, February 12, 2020

Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer (放射治療前列腺癌)


February 13, 2020, Thursday 7-8:30 pm (2020年2月13日,星期四 7-8:30 pm) 
Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer (放射治療前列腺癌)
Video by Prostate Cancer Canada (English presentation with Cantonese translation 粤語繙譯)

This presentation from oncologist Dr Danny Vesprini, MD, FRCPC is focused on explaining how radiation therapy works and describes the two main methods of delivering Prostate Radiotherapy - Brachytherapy and External Beam Radiotherapy. It reviews the main treatment options for low, intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer, focusing on the radiotherapy options. This is a video that men and their families may find useful in explaining the different types of radiation and some of the reasons why one modality may be preferred compared to the other options.  To learn more from experts in the field and access related resources, stay tuned for an upcoming webinar host by Prostate Cancer Canada. https://www.prostatecancer.ca/Support/Expert-Angle#.VoqwhxUrK5h


這是一段腫瘤學家演講視頻,解釋放射療法的原理,並介紹前列腺放射療法的兩種主要方法 - 近距離放射療法和外部束放射療法。 重點是低,中和高危前列腺癌的主要放射治療選項。 









UBC Study Recruitment - Immersive Multimedia for Chronic Cancer Pain Management

Dr. Bernie Garrett of the University of British Columbia School of Nursing and his colleagues are currently running a home-based trial related to chronic pain management for cancer patients and survivors. The trial has been ongoing for two years and we are conducting another round of recruitment. This study is approved by the UBC Research Ethics Board (REB Number H16-01510)
For more information please contact Mr. Gordon Tao, MSc, Research Assistant
The University of British Columbia | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory
School of Nursing, T302 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 2B5
Tel: 604-822-7679  Email: gordon.tao@ubc.ca

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) have finalized the amalgamation.



Dear supporters,

I’m writing today with some exciting news. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) have finalized our amalgamation. We begin this decade taking another bold step to transform the cancer sector in Canada.

What I want you to know is that Canadians facing prostate cancer will continue to have access to trusted information and education materials and will now benefit from CCS’s nationwide support system.

We are bringing together the strengths of two organizations that share many common goals: preventing cancer, funding life saving cancer research and ensuring no one faces cancer alone. We will be able to increase our impact on families facing prostate cancer, expanding awareness and activity around critical issues like early detection, treating advanced forms of the disease and increasing survivor support. And by coming together, we are making donations go further by reducing duplication in administrative and fundraising costs.

We applaud the important work that PCC has done to increase awareness of PSA testing to help find prostate cancer early. CCS is committed to continuing these efforts. We believe Canadian families should have access to consistent information from trusted sources on how to detect prostate cancer early – and that starts with talking to your doctor about the PSA test.

PCC’s excellent work in addressing prostate cancer in Canada will continue as part of CCS. And to accomplish this, your valuable expertise, experience and passion for the cause is still needed as much as ever before.

While we are still in the early stages of bringing our organizations together, I want to provide you with as much information as I can. Below are some answers to questions you may have. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with me.

I am looking forward to all that’s to come in 2020, including welcoming you, PCC’s dedicated community, to the CCS family. Thank you for everything you have done to save and improve the lives of those facing prostate cancer. Together, we are a force-for-life in the face of cancer.

Sincerely,
Andrea Seale signature
Andrea Seale
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Cancer Society

Additional Information

What does this mean for PCC’s work?

PCC and its supporters have made a real difference since its founding 25 years ago: in that time, the death rate for prostate cancer has dropped by half, more Canadians are talking about prostate cancer than ever before and people affected by the disease have more support. Those are tremendous achievements that have changed and saved lives. As part of CCS, the prostate cancer research projects, educational initiatives and work to influence policies to improve patient outcomes will continue.

Can I still donate to the prostate cancer cause under the CCS umbrella?

Yes, CCS is committed to investing in the prostate cancer cause and ensuring a donor’s dollars are directed to the particular area requested by them, including to prostate cancer research and programs.

What does this mean for PCC’s staff and volunteers?

PCC’s staff and volunteers are an important part of our community and we value and need their expertise.

I’m pleased to share that Dr. Stuart Edmonds, PCC’s Vice President of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship, is now the new Executive Vice President of Mission at CCS. Stuart helped implement the country’s largest national program in prostate cancer survivorship, expanded and initiated various health education initiatives, acted as a strong advocate for people facing prostate cancer and their families, and ensured PCC invested in life-saving research. I’m thrilled to welcome him and the rest of PCC’s staff to the CCS team to continue and expand on this work.

PCC’s former President and CEO, Peter Coleridge, is committed to working together throughout this transition to support both teams in continuing critical work in the prostate cancer space.

Has a merger like this taken place before and was it successful?

The unprecedented merger of CCS and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation several years ago set us on a path to increase efficiencies and seek new partnerships. The remarkable 28% year-over-year reduction in fundraising expenses we achieved as a result of that consolidation allowed us to direct more to helping people facing cancer.

This partnership with PCC will continue this momentum, while supporting progress in prostate cancer – the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Blue Walkers schedules February 2020 年2月「藍天健行」時間表

由於12月至2月的寒冷天氣,步行時間將更改為10點至中午12點。
Due to cold weather from December to February, walking time will be changed to 10am-12pm. 

2020年2月4日/6日 星期二/四 10點 停車在 5400 River Road, 在堤上集合
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February 4 & 6, 2020, Tuesday & Thursday, 10am -12pm
Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke (From Lynas Lane to Terra Nova)
Meet on the dyke of 5400 River Road (Free parking near Lynas Lane)
GPS address: 5400 River Road, Richmond
請將回收物品放到回收站 PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR RECYCLING ITEMS TO THE 5555 LYNAS LANE RECYCLING DEPOT  

2020年2月11日/13日 星期二/四 10點 在 River Road 西端停車場公廁外集合
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February 11 & 13, 2020, Tuesday & Thursday, 10am -12pm
West Dyke Trail (From Terra Nova to Garry Point)
Meet outside the public washrooms at the west end parking lot of River Road
GPS address: Terra Nova Public Washroom, Richmond

2020年2月18日/20日 星期二/四 10點 在 Garry Point Park 公園停車場公廁外集合
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February 18 & 20, 2020, Tuesday & Thursday, 10am -12pm
Garry Point Park & Steveston Village (From Garry Point to No. 3 Road)
Meet outside the public washrooms at the Garry Point Park parking lot
GPS address: Garry Point Parking Area, Richmond

2020年2月25/27日 星期二/四 10 在南灣社區中心門前集合
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February 25 & 27, 2020, Tuesday & Thursday, 10am -12pm
Meet at the front door of South Arm Community Centre
GPS address: 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BUTTS IN A BOAT – DRAGON BOAT TEAM 「前列腺癌龍舟隊」

bb20160617_191518 copyAny man, who is ever been diagnosed with prostate cancer - whether they been treated or not—is welcome to try out dragon boating with us on Tuesday evening (7-9pm) from April until October at False Creek, Vancouver. Assuming you are fit enough to exercise, paddling with the “Butts” may be the best thing you can do to stay healthy and have fun! 
The first paddle will likely be on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. You will see some familiar faces,  Dr Richard Wassersug (Nov 2019 guest speaker, co-lead of Butts in A Boat) and Daniel Leung (Richmond support group leader) are in the team. To join please call Vince Schiralli at 604-551-7931 or email your info using the contact form on http://buttsinaboat.ca/contact-us/  
There are some clinics and courses to let you know about to help kick-start your season.  Click here for more information and registration for paddling clinics  

歡迎任何確診前列腺癌的人(無論曾否接受治療)在2020年4月至10月的星期二晚上7點至9點與我們一起在溫哥華福溪練習划龍船。 如果您健康狀况可以進行鍛煉身體,那麼划船可能是保持健康和玩樂的最佳方法!
要加入團隊,請致電Vince Schiralli 604-551-7931或使用 http://buttsinaboat.ca/contact-us/ 的表格。今年第一次練習會在3月31日星期二。 您可能會在隊中看到熟悉的面孔 - 11月演講者Richard Wassersug博士(他是龍舟隊的聯合負責人) 和支持小組組長Daniel 。