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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

September 13, 2014 Prostate Cancer Conference

Prostate organizations in Washington and Oregon work with the Vancouver Prostate Centre to form Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer . . . SPORE.  They have been running an annual conference for the past 14 years, and this year they will again be having a podcast site in Vancouver.  For a token fee of $10, on Saturday, September 13, from 8:30 to 4:00 any support group member can join in at The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre at the BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver.  AND the $10 includes LUNCH.  You just can’t beat that.

And what if you aren’t located in the Lower Mainland of the province and this is just too out of reach for your guys?  The last year’s conference is on the website and you can access the talks from 2013 by clicking here.  The 2014 talks will get to the website as well.  There is a poster from the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC from their website:
The Knight Cancer Institute website describes the conference this way:
Prostate Conference Description
The conference will provide a state-of-the-art update on prevention and early detection of prostate cancer, treatment of localized prostate cancer, medical management of advanced prostate cancer, and current status of knowledge about the role of nutrition in prostate cancer.  Highlights of recent scientific progress and a survey of current clinical trials likely to change the standard care in the coming years will be prominently featured.

In addition, attendees will learn about coping with the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Sexuality in prostate cancer survivors will also be addressed.

This program will include ample opportunities for audience participation. 
Registration is open.  Sign up today
Kevin Higgins, Chair
PCCN BC Council

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