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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Friday, December 14, 2018

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

October-December 2018 Prostate Health Presentation 10月 - 12月前列腺健康專題講座

Here are the monthly meetings for the next 3 months. Every second Thursday 7-9pm of each month at the Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Main Branch, second floor, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
以下是未來3個月的每月講座(每月第二個星期四,下午7-9點,列治文公共圖書館二樓,7700 Minoru Gate,Richmond,BC V6Y 1R8 ) 。

October 11, 2018 Thursday 7:00-9:00pm
Prostate Cancer & Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
Presented by Dr. Brian Yang, MD FRCSC
泌尿科及腹腔鏡手術  楊沛陶醫師 
In Mandarin 國語講座  

November 8, 2018 Thursday 7:00-9:00pm

Understanding and Managing changes to sexual function and intimacy post prostate cancer treatment
Presented by Dr. Wellam Yu Ko, RN, MN, PhD
註冊護士 余威廉博士
In Cantonese 講座  

December 13, 2018 Thursday 7:00-9:00pm
Post-Surgery Radiotherapy and Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Presented by Dr. Milton Po, M.D.(retired), B.S. Public Health, Radiation Oncology F.R.C.P.C.
放射腫瘤科  傅爾敦醫師
In Mandarin 國語講座

Register by phone: 604-231-6413 
普通話/粵語電話報名: 604-231-6462

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Prostate Cancer 101

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. "Prostate Cancer 101" focuses on the basic information you should know if you or a loved one is diagnosed or concerned about prostate cancer. Dr. Scott North will discuss the function of the prostate as well as the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer, procedures used to diagnose prostate cancer and next steps to take after a diagnosis.

Please note the question period for this event is now closed. For support, please contact our Prostate Cancer Information Service at
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TITLE: Prostate Cancer 101
LENGTH: 18 mins 

OVERVIEW: This webinar will focus on describing what the prostate is and what it does. Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer will be described as well as what symptoms and signs might be present that would give a clue to abnormalities of prostate health, including cancer. If cancer is suspected, a brief description of what diagnostic tests might be needed will be reviewed as well as next steps after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established.
Dr. Scott North
SPEAKER: Dr. Scott North is a graduate of the University of Ottawa medical school and he received his training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Alberta. He is also keenly interested in medical education and pursued a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Section Chief of Medical Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, AB and the Division Director of Medical Oncology within the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta. He currently serves on the executive of the Genitourinary site for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group. His clinical practice is exclusively in the area of genitourinary cancer.
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Reclaiming Your Life After Prostate Cancer Seminar

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - 九月是前列腺癌關注月

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PCFBC has arranged for BC Place Stadium to be lit in blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 

September 9th: BC Place, Science World, Rogers Arena, Canada Place Sails, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Lookout, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver Playhouse, Anvil Centre (New West) and City of Kelowna Plaza.
September 9-15 City of Surrey Plaza
September 14 City of Vancouver and Calgary Tower

Landmarks across Canada lit up blue during September to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Landmarks included Halifax City Hall, Niagara Falls, BC Science World, Olympic Cauldron, The CN Tower and more.

18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference: 
Sat Sept 22, 2018
The 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference for patients, their families and health care professionals will be held in Vancouver on Saturday September 22, from 8 AM to 4 PM.  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How to do Kegel Exercises for Men 男性如何做「凱格爾運動」 (提肛運動)

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program

The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from the time of initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. Kegel Exercise (Strengthening pelvic floor muscles) is one of the PCSC programs, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Bladder & Bowel Concerns. You may watch the presentation video, and download the slides and the male pelvic floor exercise instructions.

Image titled Do Kegel Exercises for Men Step 10If you are not a prostate cancer patient, you may try the instruction on wikiHow to do Kegel Exercises for Men :
Before you do a Kegel exercise, find your pelvic floor muscles by trying to stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Those are the muscles you want to squeeze during Kegels! To do the exercise, squeeze your pelvic floor (or kegel) muscles for 5 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Aim for 10 reps 3-4 times a day. Try doing Kegel exercises while you're talking on the phone or watching TV. To make sure you're doing the exercises correctly, keep reading by clicking the above Hyperlink!


Millions suffer from urinary incontinence (urine leakage). Often people feel as if their bladders Control their lives, but Kegel exercises may help you control your bladder. Bladder control depends on muscles working together. The bladder muscle should be relaxed when the bladder is filling and the pelvic floor muscles should be tight. The pelvic floor muscles surround the urethra (the tube that urine passes through). When they tighten they help prevent leakage. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent leakage and calm the urge to pass urine.
It will take practice to learn how to control your pelvic floor muscles. You should exercise often enough to make it a habit. Pelvic floor muscle support usually gets better about six weeks after starting the exercises. 
When women perform Kegel exercises correctly, they will feel a slight pulling in the rectum and vagina—a similar feeling to winking or puckering your lips. Men will feel a pulling of the anus and the penis will move. You can learn to control these muscles and make them stronger. For exact guidelines on how to perform Kegel Exercises, visit
Strengthening your pelvic floor is one step you can take to control your bladder. But exercises may not be enough. You should tell your health care provider if you have urine urgency or if you are leaking urine. They can offer other treatment options that may provide further relief.  |  WINTER 2018-2019  |  UROLOGYHEALTH extra
Dr Lisa N. Hawes is a practising general urologist with Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA) in the greater Baltimore, Md. region.


Many men find that they are incontinent (involuntarily leaking urine) following a prostatectomy. Although we do not have the statistics for men, research shows that based on verbal and written instruction, 75% of women are unable to contract and relax their pelvic floor muscles correctly. Our clinical experience shows it to be about the same for men. At Dayan Physiotherapy we use Biofeedback to assess your ability to contract your pelvic floor (Kegel’s) and if needed, to teach you how to contract and strengthen the muscle. Once you can do this and have enough strength in your pelvic floor, we help you learn how to use your pelvic floor to return to activities without leaking urine. This assessment can be done before the operation, giving you confidence in your skill postoperatively.

Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic
909-750 W Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1H8
604-739-3133 (phone), 604-739-3135 (fax)

Moved to Envision Physiotherapy, 672 Leg-in-Boot Square, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604-876-2344 Email:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference 第18屆太平洋海岸西北地區前列腺癌會議

For the fifth year, the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program will be participating in the 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference. In conjunction with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine, this live symposium is for patients, their families and health care professionals. Don't miss out on attending this conference that brings together the leading experts on prostate cancer to present and to discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.

Ticket: $30 (No Refunds)
Please note: Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and full lunch. If you have dietary requirements, please contact Monita Sundar at (604) 875-4485 or email: at


Sat, 22 September 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT


Paetzold Auditorium
1st Floor room 1899
899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Friday, July 13, 2018

Free of charge "Reef Knot Kits" to newly diagnosed patients in BC 對BC省新診斷的前列腺癌患者免費提供“Reef Knot Kits”

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has been providing Reef Knot Kits free of charge to newly diagnosed patients in BC for over 16 years. 
These kits are comprised of the latest books, pamphlets and information regarding prostate cancer. The kits are provided to all Urologists, General Physicians, Support Groups and individuals. They are commonly given out to newly diagnosed patients and help the patient make an informed decision about their treatment. 
There are many facets to Prostate Cancer and many treatment options.  Only when you know what is best for you and your family can you make an informed decision.
To order your free kit
Simply fill out the form HERE.
Or, email your request to, or call 604 574-4012, or fax a request to 604 574-8011, and leave your name, address, telephone and email address.

Monday, June 4, 2018

June-September 2018 Prostate Health Presentation 6月 - 9月前列腺健康專題講座

Here are the monthly meetings for the next 4 months. Every second Thursday 7-9pm each month at  Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Main Branch, second floor, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8

以下是未來4個月的每月講座(每月第二個星期四,下午7-9點,列治文公共圖書館二樓,7700 Minoru Gate,Richmond,BC V6Y 1R8。

June 14, 2018 - 中医对前列腺疾病以及不举的防治 (TCM Treatment for Prostate Diseases and Erectile Dysfunction)
黄健儀中醫師 (Dr. Jenny Huang, RDTCM) 
粵語講解 Cantonese presentation  

July 12, 2018 - 認識前列腺疾病 (Knowing Prostate Diseases)
余威廉博士註冊護士 (Mr Wellam Yu Ko, RN, MN, PhD)
粵語講解 Cantonese presentation  

August 9, 2018 - 治療前列腺癌 (Prostate Cancer Treatments)
余威廉博士註冊護士 (Mr Wellam Yu Ko, RN, MN, PhD)
粵語講解 Cantonese presentation  

September 13, 2018 - 中医对前列腺疾病以及不举的防治 (TCM Treatment for Prostate Diseases and Erectile Dysfunction)
黄健儀中醫師 (Dr. Jenny Huang, RDTCM) 
國語講解 Mandarin presentation  

Online register, no library card needed:
Register by phone: 604-231-6413 普通話/粵語電話報名: 604-231-6462

Monday, May 21, 2018

Please support the walking team of "Richmond Support Group"

Richmond Support Group - Welcome to our team fundraising page
Team Name:Richmond Support Group
Team Leader:Daniel Leung
2018 Metro Vancouver Fathers Day Run
Starts: Jun 17, 2018

Sponsor a Team Member:
Beryl To
Billy Leung
Billy Yeung
Cherrmin Chan
Daniel Leung
Grace Leung
Rienna Wong
Wellam Yu Ko
Join Richmond Support Group

Join Richmond Support Group


I believe that if you can't run from it ....then run for it, and that is what I plan to do!
As we move closer to Father’s Day, I am asking you to step up the fight against prostate cancer and support the men you love. 

Would you help our team and donate to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s annual Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer?
 Raymond James Ltd. is proud to partner with the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and Island Prostate Centre as Presenting Sponsor of June 17, 2018, Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna.

 Support our team and me and donate to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC or Island Prostate Centre Annual Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer via my web page below.
 Because this run is for the tens of thousands of Canadian men living courageously with prostate cancer and their families. It’s for all the men who have died from this disease and the families who have lost loved ones. It’s for the roughly 26,000 men who will be diagnosed in 2018 and everyone who cares about them. 

 The annual event hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and Island Prostate Centre, a volunteer-based organisation that represents BC’s prostate cancer patients, their families and communities. Even if you aren’t a walker or a runner, you can still step up and volunteer or consider donating to PCFBC to fund research for this disease that currently affects 1 in 7 men.
 Every donation, no matter how small, will have a significant impact on men and their families dealing with a diagnosis of prostate cancer in BC. 
Thank you in advance for your generosity and for giving the men in your life the gift of health this Father's Day.