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 ($28/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 rainy days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Special Sessions for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients

Special Sessions for Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients

Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients in the Vancouver area, as well as their partners are welcome to attend a special evening session "Introduction to Prostate Cancer & Primary Treatment Options" held by the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

These sessions are held twice a month on a Wednesday evening (545pm) in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. The sessions run about 2 to 2. 5 hours and include presentations on the basic biology of prostate cancer and locally available treatment options.

The presenters include: 
1) a long term survivor of prostate cancer, who has personal experience with the most common treatments, 
2) a urologist, who talks about surgery and active surveillance options, and 
3) a radiation oncologist, who speaks about radiation options.  In addition, the two MDs meet each patient and their partner to review with them their pathology reports.

These sessions are specifically for patients who have not yet had any treatment for their cancer and are meant to be educational; i.e., not a replacement for individual consults with specialists.

The dates of the next sessions are Wednesday July 22nd, Wednesday August 12th and Wednesday August 26th.

This session is part of the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program initiated here in Vancouver in January 2013 which has been supported by grants from the Specialist Services Committee and Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

If you would like to attend please contact Monita, PCSC Program Coordinator at 604-875-4485 or<>. For further information about the PCSC Program please visit<>

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