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, April 14, 2016

April 19 at 4pm Vancouver time - Free Webinar: Mindfulness and Cancer: What is it and how can it help me? 免費網絡研討會:專注和癌症:這是什麼,它能幫助我嗎?

Free Expert Angle – Interact with prostate cancer experts
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Register for Dr. Linda Carlson's Free Webinar: Mindfulness and Cancer: What is it and how can it help me?

On Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm EST, join Dr. Linda Carlson as she presents Mindfulness and Cancer: What is it and how can it help me?

Join Dr. Carlson to learn about:
  • Mindfulness (defined as present-moment nonjudgmental awareness of current experience)
  • How training in mindfulness meditation has become increasingly popular for both the general public and for people coping with cancer
  • Our program called Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, which introduces participants to a range of meditation and yoga techniques to help those living with cancer
  • Our research results showing improvements in stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep and other symptoms in cancer survivors
Register Now
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST 
Speaker: Dr. Linda Carlson
Location: Via the internet and telephone
You can test your Internet connection before your Expert Angle webinar session starts by joining a test session here.

Speaker - Dr. Linda Carlson

Dr. Linda Carlson holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and is Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is the Director of Research and works as a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Dr. Carlson's research in psychosocial oncology has been published in many high-impact journals and book chapters, and she has received many national and international awards for her work. She published a patient manual in 2010 with Michael Speca entitled: Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life, in addition to a professional training manual in 2009 with Shauna Shapiro entitled The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions. She has published over 150 research papers and book chapters, holds several millions of dollars in grant funding and is regularly invited to present her work at international conferences.

Please check our website for updates and information on upcoming Expert Angle webinars.

What is an Expert Angle Webinar?

A webinar is an online tool that allows people from across Canada to have an online meeting and discuss important topics, view slide shows and interact with each other. We use a service called GoToMeeting to host these webinars.

Expert Angle is a place to exchange info and ideas through a series of webinars. You’ll have the opportunity to get important information on a wide range of topics, ask questions and communicate directly with experts in their respective fields.
*After you’ve finished registering you’ll receive an email with the details on how to participate.

*You will be required to download the GoToMeeting software, this may take a few minutes.

*You can view the webinar through your PC where you can see the presentation, hear the speaker and ask questions.

*If you don’t have access to a PC you can still participate by calling into the 1-800 number and listening to the ongoing discussion.

*Only people with access to a PC during the webinar will be able to ask questions.

*Registration doesn't guarantee a seat. Only the first 100 registrants to sign into the webinar will be able to participate. So be on time!

Friday, April 1, 2016

60 percent of cans lined with Toxic BPA possible health effects on prostate cancer ...60%的有BPA毒性罐頭包裝可能對前列腺癌的健康影響...

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Toxic BPA cans are still on the shelves, despite the clear warnings from health-advocacy groups that the industrial chemical Bisphenol A, known as BPA, may cause hormone disruption and increased blood pressure. A new study says that over half of all canned goods sold in the United States still contain the BPA epoxy resin inside of the cans.

The full report, released Wednesday by a group of non-profits on the website, shows that two thirds of the cans tested contain BPA, including food products sold by some of America's largest food companies. For those companies that have removed BPA, there is little information made available to the public as to what chemical substance has replaced it.

The report, which analyzed close to 200 canned foods, said that “67 percent of the cans tested (129 out of 192) contained BPA-based epoxy in the body and/or the lid,” including 100 percent of the 15 Campbell’s cans tested, 71 percent of the 14 Del Monte cans tested and 50 percent of the 12 General Mills cans sampled.

Click here for BPA and Prostrate Cancer
According to the Mayo Clinic, exposure to BPA is a concern because of “possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.”
Still the FDA says BPA is “safe” at low levels in food.

Study co-author Janet Nudelman, director of program and policy at the advocacy group Breast Cancer Fund, said the results were surprising, even to them, since most consumers assume that major canned food companies have already transitioned away from using BPA.

“This is shocking to us because we’ve been hearing for years now that the canned food industry en masse was moving away from BPA,” Nudelman said.

Some of the companies named in the report have since promised to do something about BPA.

Adds Time, via MSN News: “Campbell's announced that it would ‘complete a transition to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017.’ Del Monte also announced this week that it would phase out BPA this year.”