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 and all ages are welcome. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($23/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.3 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$23),也可以付$4.3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)

This blog is provided as a public service. Any persons using the information or documents provided on the blog do so at their own risk.

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021

In-person Support Group Meeting - Thursday, October 14, 2021 - POSTPONED 實體會議重開 - 推遲至2022年

由於過去20個月的參與度2021年10月7日沒有收到任何註冊,因此决定推遲以下會議。在2022年1月之前不再有面對面會議和zoom會議。請通過 PCSCanada 活動日曆查看其他支小組會議以往的視像會議錄影。 我們提供給患者和家屬免費服務然可以通過我們的網頁 www.ChineseProstate.com、電子郵件 dleung2000@gmail.com 和電話 604-836-6423 以英語、進行

As no registration was received on October 7, 2021, the following meeting was postponed. No more in-person and zoom meetings until January 2022, due to low participation in the last 20 months. To attend other support group meetings please check on the PCSCanada Event Calendar or review their recordings. The free supporting services in English, Mandarin and Cantonese are still provided to the patients and families via our webpage www.ChineseProstate.com, email dleung2000@gmail.com and phone 604-836-6423.

*************

經過19個月的網上Zoom會議,列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡計劃於 2021 年 10 月 14 日(星期四) 下午 6:30 至 8:30 返回 Minoru 老人中心實體聚會。 地址 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1N9。這個面對面的會議有一些規則:

  • 僅適用於設施使用證 (Facility Pass) 持有人(55 歲以上老年人或配偶為每年28元),所有凍結的2020年會員資格已從10月1日起重新激活。該證適用於下列的50多項活動。
  • 如果沒有設施使用證 ,請提前15分鐘到達,在前台購買4.3元的入場費。
  • 請全程佩戴口罩;不需要疫苗證明。
  • 會議內禁止飲食。
  • 暫時限制最多18座位,包括演講嘉賓和主持人; 請立即回复此電郵 dleung2000@gmail.com 進行註冊(請附上姓名和人數,有或没有設施使用證)
我們支援小組的會議場地在疫情關閉期間,感謝卑斯省前列腺癌基金會 (PCFBC) 為我們提供了Zoom會議保持聯繫。此外,還將支援網絡從卑斯省擴展到全國;成立了加拿大前列腺癌支援網 (PCSCanada) ,讓我們加入加拿大全國的支援小組行列。

我們很高興邀請 PCFBC 的支援服務經理 Richelle Green 女士作為我們在新場地的第一次面對面的演講嘉賓。 她將與前列腺癌患者和家人分享支援服務
並介紹三個新的全國支援小組。

We are planning back to the Minoru Seniors Centre on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Address 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1N9

This in-person meeting has some rules:
  • For the Facility Pass holders only ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses), all frozen 2020 membership is already reactivated from October 1. The pass is good for over 50 activities (see table below).
  • If no pass, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to pay the $4.3 drop-in fee at the front desk.
  • Please wear a mask for the entire meeting; no proof of BC Vaccine is required.
  • No eating/drinking is allowed in the meeting.
  • Maximum 18 participants include the guest speaker and facilitators; please reply to email dleung2000@gmail.com for registration NOW (name and number of person, Facility Pass - yes or no).
During the COVID19, our support group connections were limited. Thanks to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC (PCFBC) was provided significant help to keep us connected with the Zoom meeting. Also, it expanded the network from BC to national; the division of Prostate Cancer Support Canada (PCSCanada) was formed to join us with all support groups in Canada.

Our pleasure is to have Ms Richelle Green, Support Services Manager of PCFBC, as our guest speaker at our first in-person in the new venue. She will share the support services with the prostate cancer patients and family. And introduce the three new nationwide support groups too.



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Prostate Cancer September Awareness Month 前列腺癌九月關注月

Our Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Support Group on Zoom on September 9, 2021, 6:30-8:30 pmThis month's special speakers: You and all patients/survivors. Would you mind sharing your own story or asking questions in your comfortable languages (English, Cantonese or Mandarin)?

你是我們九月九日邀請的嘉賓講員,你願意與我們分享患上前列腺疾病和康復的旅程嗎?你可以用你慣用的英語、粤語或國語與我們交談,若有任何疑問,我們也願意聆聽和分享我們的經驗。希望九號星期四下午6:30見到你。

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

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 
We have a series of special presentations for you; please click on the links to register NOW.
For more updates, go to www.ChineseProstate.com

For more support group's meetings across Canada, please click here: https://www.prostatecancersupport.ca/calendar/



September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
 

Laurence Klotz, MD, of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, one of the pioneers of active surveillance for low to intermediate-risk prostate cancer, will be speaking to two support groups.

Klotz will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 9 to  Canada’s new Active Surveillance Nationwide Support Group. To register, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdumhqT0sGdBgJVvLIcuu3PeaKopCGEpo

The AnCan Virtual Support Group for Active Surveillance is holding a webinar featuring Klotz at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 29. To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/839928344883864331 

The program is entitled “Active Surveillance: Past, Present and Future.”

Dr. Klotz helped create the concept of active surveillance and even came up with the name for the strategy.

His clinical research interests have been in the areas of active surveillance, image-guided therapy, molecular biomarkers, and androgen receptor-targeted therapy. He has led numerous randomized trials in prostate cancer.



Monday, August 30, 2021

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

Extra Walking Days on August 31, 2021, Tuesday and September 2, Thursday, 
We will walk along the Richmond South Dyke Trails
from No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to the Garry Point Park

9 am meet at the parking lot of No. 3 Road Fishing Pier

********************************************************

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:
  
image.png

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.

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Eat well tips for men with prostate cancer

 


Please click on this link to download the PDF:

A handy guide to Active Surveillance

 

A handy guide to Active Surveillance for those looking to learn more:
Videos of recent ASPI and ANCAN meetings that may be of interest:
Cleveland Clinic Urologist Dr. Eric Klein Discusses Active Surveillance.

Dr. Klein answers the questions:
"What do I actually do while I'm on Active Surveillance?" What tests should I be taking and how often? How do I know if I qualify for Active Surveillance? What indicators will tell me that I must go off Active Surveillance and seek active treatment?