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.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

The PSA Test

The PSA Test

The PSA test is a key step in early diagnosis. It is important for to discuss the test and your personal risk factors with your doctor to make an informed decision about whether the PSA test is right for you.

Recommendations on PSA testing

Prostate Cancer Canada endorses the Canadian Urological Association’s (CUA) recommendations on prostate cancer screening and early diagnosis.

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Questions to ask your doctor

  1. What is my risk of developing prostate cancer?
    • Be sure to understand your own risk: Are you a black man? Do you have a family history of prostate cancer? Your risk also increases as you get older. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being tested for prostate cancer? How can I reduce the risks?
  3. Should I have a PSA test and a DRE?
  4. What happens if my PSA levels are high? Do I have another PSA test or go for other tests?
  5. What happens if my PSA levels are normal? When should I get tested again?

Answering your questions about testing

What is PSA?
What is the PSA test?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the PSA test?

What happens if my PSA value is high?
Do I have to pay for the PSA test?
Is the PSA test the same as the digital rectal exam (DRE)?
What is shared decision making?
My doctor doesn’t believe I should get a PSA test, but I do. What should I do?
What else is PCC doing to improve diagnosis and make sure prostate cancer is detected early?
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