British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). 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.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, 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,我們講英語普通話廣東話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每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11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)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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You are advised to seek professional services from licensed physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals, if and when necessary.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Suport Group Zoom Meeting June 10, 2021 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


Our next Zoom meeting will be on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Title: Understanding Statistics and Scientific Evidence in Prostate Cancer

Guest Speaker: Dr Wellam Yu Ko, PhD, RN

This presentation will review the following topic in Cantonese (Powerpoint in Chinese/English, the question may ask in English/Cantonese/Mandarin)

a) the basic concepts of statistics and scientific evidence, 

b) their application in clinicians' treatment decision suggestions, and 

c) how to make the most of them in your treatment decision.

 

我們下一次Zoom會議將於2021年6月10日星期四6:30 pm-8:30 pm
標題:了解前列腺癌的統計數據和科學證據
講座嘉賓:Dr Wellam Yu Ko博士,
講座將以廣東話複習以下主題(Powerpoint用中文/英文,提問可以用英語/粵語/國話)
a)統計和科學證據的基本概念,
b)將其應用於臨床醫生的治療決策建議中,以及
c)如何在您的治療決策中充分利用它們。

Saturday, May 29, 2021

RICHMOND BLUE WALKERS NEW SCHEDULE 藍天健行新路線時間表


The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 10km along the beautiful river dikes of Fraser River in 2 hours (9-11 am) every Tuesday/Thursday since 2017. We have a new walking route schedule after 4 years. Please join in or drop by to say hello:
從2017年開始,我們每個星期二/星期四(上午7-9)在2個小時內走10公里,4年後的今天我們有一個新的步行路線時間表,歡迎參加或請你前來打個招呼:  
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Meeting places:

On the 1st and 2nd weeks of the month, please meet at the parking lot of "Terra Nova Public Washroom". 

每月第1、2週請在 “Terra Nova公共洗手間” 停車場集合。

 

The 3rd and 4th weeks are at "Garry Point Park Parking Area". (The 5th weeks TBA) 

第 3、4 週在 “Garry Point 公園停車場” 集合。(第 5 週容後公佈) 

You may find the meeting place by entering the above address on the Google Map.

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference

21st Annual Conference

This year's conference is being held virtually at a reduced cost.

  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

At the premier prostate cancer conference in the Northwest for patients and their families, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute — in conjunction with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre — bring together the foremost experts on prostate cancer to present and discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.

Registration is based on location (U.S. or Canada).

Fee: $15 CAD*, includes virtual conference and materials

*Canadian fee may differ for USD based on conversion rate.

Registration is open to patients, their families, and the community. 

Healthcare industry attendance is limited to program sponsors.

  • Patients with prostate cancer
  • Men at risk for prostate cancer
  • Families and loved ones
  • Advocates for progress against prostate cancer
  • Anyone with interest in prostate cancer

The conference provides updates on:

  • Prevention and early detection of prostate cancer
  • Treatment of localized prostate cancer
  • Medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • The current status of knowledge about the role of nutrition in prostate cancer
  • Highlights of recent scientific progress

The conference also features:

  • A survey of current clinical trials that are likely to change the standard of care
  • Information about coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Information on sexuality in prostate cancer
  • Opportunities for audience participation
https://www.ohsu.edu/knight-cancer-institute/pacific-northwest-prostate-cancer-conference

Thursday, May 27, 2021

History of Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group & Richmond Blue Walkers


History

By invitation and encouragement from Ms Leah Lariviere, Executive Director of PCFBC, Daniel Leung founded the Chinese-speaking support group on March 13, 2013. Dr Wellam Yu Ko, PhD, RN from the UBC School of Nursing, has acted as volunteer advisor of the support group and has attended almost every meeting since 2013. 

 
About Us
 
Len Gross, leader and founder of the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support Group, shares his expertise at the first Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting in 2013.We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. We are volunteers focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men from across Canada, but everyone is welcome.  We have professional guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Topics include general information on prostate diseases, diagnosis, treatments & side effects of prostate cancer, and providing mental support to new patients and their family. 

Volunteering
 
The Richmond Support Group is very proud of its many supporters who have volunteered to put up booths to provide information and help spread awareness about prostate cancer at health fairs, transit centres, and libraries, as well as volunteered at PCFBC events.  Volunteering together has brought our group closer and created an important sense of community.  Our group is pictured volunteering at the first Richmond Poker Stop of the 2014 Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live.
Richmond Blue Walkers
 
The participants of the Richmond support group started a 10K walking club on May 17, 2017. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Richmond Blue Walkers complete a 2-hour walk along the beautiful river dikes around the City of Richmond.

Now, we have an average of 10-20 walkers; it is one of the community walking groups open for cancer patients, family and supporters. We walk rain or shine and snow days. And it's a great way for us to get some exercise while also sharing support with each other.

Our group also proudly participates in PCFBC's Father's Day Walk/Run. 
 
For more information about our group, to join a future meeting, or to refer someone else, please visit: 

http://www.chineseprostate.com

Friday, May 7, 2021

May 13, 2021 Roundtable sharing 5月13日 圓桌會議分享

在5月13日星期四下午6:30-8:30的 網上聚會將沒有嘉賓講員,歡迎您參加我們的圓桌會議。 您可以用你的語言(英語/粵語/國語)發問丶分享經驗或講述自己的前列腺疾病故事。你若不想公開發問,請打電話 604-836-6423 與 Daniel 聯絡。


It will be no guest speaker at the May 13, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Zoom meeting. Please feel free to join us for the roundtable sharing. You may ask questions,  share your experience or telling your own story of prostate diseases in your comfortable languages (English/Cantonese/Mandarin). Or you may call me at 604-836-6423 at your convenience. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


我們將在6月舉行父親節步行/跑步活動 你將有機會得到两張機票 (時間地點容後公佈)。 請加入我們的 “Richmond Blue Walkers” 團隊,享受其中的樂趣和筹募經費!我們將在美麗的列治文河堤上 (或在你家附近) 步行/跑步/騎單車。 請立刻上網報名 參加 “ Richmond Blue Walkers” 或通過支持團隊成員向卑詩省前列腺癌基金會捐款。謝謝!

We have a Father's Day Walk/Run event in June (Time and place will be announced later). You could win two flights! Please join our team, "Richmond Blue Walkers", for the fun and funds! We will walk/run/bike on the beautiful Richmond river dike trails (or in your neighbourhood). Please donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC by supporting any member of the "Richmond Blue Walkers" Register & Sponsor link.

Friday, April 2, 2021

SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program

原先計劃在列治文「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心舉辦的 SIRvivor BC : 前列腺強身建體班,由於COVID-19疫情,已改為網上練仍然可以報名,參加者必须是針刺取樣確診者或康復者 。

針對前列腺癌確診者或康復者的男性前列腺癌運動計劃 ,從2021年5月5日至6月12日,每逢周三和周六下午2:45 pm - 3:45 pm舉

報名請致電列治文市政府 604-276-4300,註冊編号73982,費用為$25+ $1.25 GST!
The new SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program for men with prostate cancer from May 5 to June 12, 2021, was started on Zoom.
(This was the new in-person exercise class at Richmond Minoru Centre for Active Living, But changed to Zoom online class due to the COVID-19)
The lesson still has spaces, please call 604-276-4300 for registration #73982, is a $25 fee + $1.25 GST! The register must be diagnostic prostate cancer or after the treatment patients.

Richmond Minoru Centre for Active Living is starting up a new in-person low impact exercise class in May for men with prostate cancer. 

Please call 604-276-4300 for registration #73982, is a $25 fee + $1.25 GST!


For other cities and virtual class, please see the flyer:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Support Groups in Challenging Times - 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Workshop

 

Last chance to register for our 2021 free, online prostate cancer support workshop!
See the full program and speaker's bios here

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about:

  • supporting your own mental health in order to better support others
  • how to communicate empathetically in a virtual environment
  • free resources available to you and other prostate cancer patients
  • the immense value support groups provide especially during isolation and challenging times like these
  • and more!

We are also very excited to present a COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer Panel featuring 5 renowned Canadian prostate cancer experts who will be available to answer any of the tough questions that may be on your mind while navigating prostate cancer treatment, diagnosis, or symptoms throughout this pandemic. 

Registration for this free Workshop closes March 17th at 11:59 pm.

Register Now!

If you wish to review the recording, slides, handouts, and other resources from the Workshop, please visit this link: https://mailchi.mp/prostatecancerbc/support-workshop-followup