Canada has over 60 Prostate Cancer Support Groups that meet once a month. This Richmond group in British Columbia is founded 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 ($36/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $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 rainy 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 Canada accepts donations online, please go to 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到

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Monday, February 10, 2014

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in February 2014

Recording for the PCCN Webinar Four with RN Andrea Simone and presentation of Erectile Dysfunction  on February 5, 2014:    

Recording for the PCCN Webinar Five with Dr. Vrabec and presentation of Advanced Prostate Cancer on February 6, 2014 (sound starts at 5 minutes):

PCF latest research news from web:
     Exercise and Prostate Cancer - the evidence stacks up for benefits
     Improving methods to identify indolent versus aggressive prostate cancer
     'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Prediction Tools:
     Prostate Cancer Nomograms: PSA Doubling Time

Memory Attention Training Program - Those who have received Chemotherapy are noticing some short term memory loss. A series of Workshops will be held starting sometime this spring. The first session  has just completed. Those who would like more information or to register for the next sessions should call 604-877-6000 ext. 672194.
Basic eligible  criteria: -
        have had and finished chemotherapy in the last two years, 
        have declining memory and attention since receiving chemotherapy,
        have no other medical conditions that affect memory (Alzheimer's, brain injury etc.)

Side Effects of PCa Radiation:  Short term effect include, Bladder Inflammation,  Diarrhea,  Sore Skin in the Genital Area, Loss of Pubic Hair. You can read more on this topic in the Manitoba Newsletter at  Another article in this publication is "Cancer Fatigue" "Why it occurs and how to cope". Both are very good.

 If you don't go when you gotta go, by the time you get to go, you've already gone!"
 Dr. Gifford-Jones has an article on his website, , on how water soluble pumpkin seed extract is helping people with urinary continence issues.  Unfortunately you will be requested to sign up to see the full article but it is free. 

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