British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found 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. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 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 raining 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 of BC accepts donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講英語普通話廣東話幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11時沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步在下雨天或寒冷季節步行於列治文購物中心)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

This blog is provided as a public service. Any persons using the information or documents provided on the blog do so at their own risk.

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

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer Break - No Zoom meeting in July & August 2021 我們放暑假 - 2021 年 7 月和 8 月沒有聚會


我們在 2021 年 7 月 8 日和 2021 年 8 月 12 日都沒有Zoom聚會,請與您的家人和朋友一起享受您的暑假。如果您對前列腺健康有任何疑問,歡迎致電查詢或請到我們的網站查找。

We have no zoom meeting on July 8, 2021, and August 12, 2021.
Please enjoy your summer holiday with your friends and family.
If you have any questions about Prostate Health, please let me know or visit our website. 

Happy Holiday!

Daniel Leung 604-836-6423
www.ChineseProstate.com



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Suport Group Zoom Meeting June 10, 2021 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


Our next Zoom meeting will be on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Title: Understanding Statistics and Scientific Evidence in Prostate Cancer

Guest Speaker: Dr Wellam Yu Ko, PhD, RN

This presentation will review the following topic in Cantonese (Powerpoint in Chinese/English, the question may ask in English/Cantonese/Mandarin)

a) the basic concepts of statistics and scientific evidence, 

b) their application in clinicians' treatment decision suggestions, and 

c) how to make the most of them in your treatment decision.

 

我們下一次Zoom會議將於2021年6月10日星期四6:30 pm-8:30 pm
標題:了解前列腺癌的統計數據和科學證據
講座嘉賓:Dr Wellam Yu Ko博士,
講座將以廣東話複習以下主題(Powerpoint用中文/英文,提問可以用英語/粵語/國話)
a)統計和科學證據的基本概念,
b)將其應用於臨床醫生的治療決策建議中,以及
c)如何在您的治療決策中充分利用它們。

Saturday, May 29, 2021

RICHMOND BLUE WALKERS NEW SCHEDULE 藍天健行新路線時間表

Extra Walking Days on June 29, 2021, Tuesday and July 1, Thursday, 
We will walk on the trails of Richmond Nature Park,
Address11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1B4


9 am meet at the parking lot

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The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 10km along the beautiful river dikes of Fraser River in 2 hours (9-11 am) every Tuesday/Thursday since 2017. We have a new walking route schedule after 4 years. Please join in or drop by to say hello:
從2017年開始,我們每個星期二/星期四(上午7-9)在2個小時內走10公里,4年後的今天我們有一個新的步行路線時間表,歡迎參加或請你前來打個招呼:
  
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Meeting places:

On the 1st and 2nd weeks of the month, please meet at the parking lot of "Terra Nova Public Washroom". 

每月第1、2週請在 “Terra Nova公共洗手間” 停車場集合。

The 3rd and 4th weeks are at "Garry Point Park Parking Area". (The 5th weeks TBA) 

第 3、4 週在 “Garry Point 公園停車場” 集合。(第 5 週容後公佈) 

You may find the meeting place by entering the above address on the Google Map.

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference

21st Annual Conference

This year's conference is being held virtually at a reduced cost.

  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

At the premier prostate cancer conference in the Northwest for patients and their families, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute — in conjunction with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre — bring together the foremost experts on prostate cancer to present and discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.

Registration is based on location (U.S. or Canada).

Fee: $15 CAD*, includes virtual conference and materials

*Canadian fee may differ for USD based on conversion rate.

Registration is open to patients, their families, and the community. 

Healthcare industry attendance is limited to program sponsors.

  • Patients with prostate cancer
  • Men at risk for prostate cancer
  • Families and loved ones
  • Advocates for progress against prostate cancer
  • Anyone with interest in prostate cancer

The conference provides updates on:

  • Prevention and early detection of prostate cancer
  • Treatment of localized prostate cancer
  • Medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • The current status of knowledge about the role of nutrition in prostate cancer
  • Highlights of recent scientific progress

The conference also features:

  • A survey of current clinical trials that are likely to change the standard of care
  • Information about coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis
  • Information on sexuality in prostate cancer
  • Opportunities for audience participation
https://www.ohsu.edu/knight-cancer-institute/pacific-northwest-prostate-cancer-conference

Thursday, May 27, 2021

History of Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group & Richmond Blue Walkers


History

By invitation and encouragement from Ms Leah Lariviere, Executive Director of PCFBC, Daniel Leung founded the Chinese-speaking support group on March 13, 2013. Dr Wellam Yu Ko, PhD, RN from the UBC School of Nursing, has acted as volunteer advisor of the support group and has attended almost every meeting since 2013. 

 
About Us
 
Len Gross, leader and founder of the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support Group, shares his expertise at the first Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting in 2013.We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. We are volunteers focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men from across Canada, but everyone is welcome.  We have professional guest speakers on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Topics include general information on prostate diseases, diagnosis, treatments & side effects of prostate cancer, and providing mental support to new patients and their family. 

Volunteering
 
The Richmond Support Group is very proud of its many supporters who have volunteered to put up booths to provide information and help spread awareness about prostate cancer at health fairs, transit centres, and libraries, as well as volunteered at PCFBC events.  Volunteering together has brought our group closer and created an important sense of community.  Our group is pictured volunteering at the first Richmond Poker Stop of the 2014 Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live.
Richmond Blue Walkers
 
The participants of the Richmond support group started a 10K walking club on May 17, 2017. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Richmond Blue Walkers complete a 2-hour walk along the beautiful river dikes around the City of Richmond.

Now, we have an average of 10-20 walkers; it is one of the community walking groups open for cancer patients, family and supporters. We walk rain or shine and snow days. And it's a great way for us to get some exercise while also sharing support with each other.

Our group also proudly participates in PCFBC's Father's Day Walk/Run. 
 
For more information about our group, to join a future meeting, or to refer someone else, please visit: 

http://www.chineseprostate.com

Friday, May 7, 2021

May 13, 2021 Roundtable sharing 5月13日 圓桌會議分享

在5月13日星期四下午6:30-8:30的 網上聚會將沒有嘉賓講員,歡迎您參加我們的圓桌會議。 您可以用你的語言(英語/粵語/國語)發問丶分享經驗或講述自己的前列腺疾病故事。你若不想公開發問,請打電話 604-836-6423 與 Daniel 聯絡。


It will be no guest speaker at the May 13, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Zoom meeting. Please feel free to join us for the roundtable sharing. You may ask questions,  share your experience or telling your own story of prostate diseases in your comfortable languages (English/Cantonese/Mandarin). Or you may call me at 604-836-6423 at your convenience. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


我們將在6月舉行父親節步行/跑步活動 你將有機會得到两張機票 (時間地點容後公佈)。 請加入我們的 “Richmond Blue Walkers” 團隊,享受其中的樂趣和筹募經費!我們將在美麗的列治文河堤上 (或在你家附近) 步行/跑步/騎單車。 請立刻上網報名 參加 “ Richmond Blue Walkers” 或通過支持團隊成員向卑詩省前列腺癌基金會捐款。謝謝!

We have a Father's Day Walk/Run event in June (Time and place will be announced later). You could win two flights! Please join our team, "Richmond Blue Walkers", for the fun and funds! We will walk/run/bike on the beautiful Richmond river dike trails (or in your neighbourhood). Please donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC by supporting any member of the "Richmond Blue Walkers" Register & Sponsor link.

Friday, April 2, 2021

SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program

原先計劃在列治文「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心舉辦的 SIRvivor BC : 前列腺強身建體班,由於COVID-19疫情,已改為網上練仍然可以報名,參加者必须是針刺取樣確診者或康復者 。

針對前列腺癌確診者或康復者的男性前列腺癌運動計劃 ,從2021年5月5日至6月12日,每逢周三和周六下午2:45 pm - 3:45 pm舉

報名請致電列治文市政府 604-276-4300,註冊編号73982,費用為$25+ $1.25 GST!
The new SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program for men with prostate cancer from May 5 to June 12, 2021, was started on Zoom.
(This was the new in-person exercise class at Richmond Minoru Centre for Active Living, But changed to Zoom online class due to the COVID-19)
The lesson still has spaces, please call 604-276-4300 for registration #73982, is a $25 fee + $1.25 GST! The register must be diagnostic prostate cancer or after the treatment patients.

Richmond Minoru Centre for Active Living is starting up a new in-person low impact exercise class in May for men with prostate cancer. 

Please call 604-276-4300 for registration #73982, is a $25 fee + $1.25 GST!


For other cities and virtual class, please see the flyer:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Support Groups in Challenging Times - 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Workshop

 

Last chance to register for our 2021 free, online prostate cancer support workshop!
See the full program and speaker's bios here

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about:

  • supporting your own mental health in order to better support others
  • how to communicate empathetically in a virtual environment
  • free resources available to you and other prostate cancer patients
  • the immense value support groups provide especially during isolation and challenging times like these
  • and more!

We are also very excited to present a COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer Panel featuring 5 renowned Canadian prostate cancer experts who will be available to answer any of the tough questions that may be on your mind while navigating prostate cancer treatment, diagnosis, or symptoms throughout this pandemic. 

Registration for this free Workshop closes March 17th at 11:59 pm.

Register Now!

If you wish to review the recording, slides, handouts, and other resources from the Workshop, please visit this link: https://mailchi.mp/prostatecancerbc/support-workshop-followup

Friday, March 12, 2021

April 8, 2021 Zoom Meeting - The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program

Please join our support group monthly meeting via Zoom on Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Ms Jenna Bentley, BA, Program Coordinator, Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program, Vancouver Prostate Centre

Topics: An overview of the PCSC Program and the free resources/supports offer

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID:  836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576  





Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP March meeting 2021年3月 前列腺健康專題講座

Here is the link to the Prostate Cancer BC newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/prostatecancerbc/february-2021-newsletter

  

Our Richmond Support Group meeting on March 11, 2021, Thursday 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – English/Mandarin presentation by Dr Chichun Lin MHS, Psy.D.

[我們三月份的健康講座 2021311,星期四 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – 啟鈞博士 英文/中文講座]

 

Topic: Depression Issues among Immigrant Men with Prostate Cancer 

[主題男性移民者及前列腺癌患者的憂()鬱症狀況]

1. What is depression? 

   [什麼是憂()鬱症?]

2. What are the depression issues among immigrant men?

   [男性移民者經歷哪些憂()鬱症狀況?]

3. What are the depression issues among men with prostate cancer?

   [男性前列腺癌患者經歷哪些憂()鬱症狀況?]

4. What are coping approaches for the depression issues?

   [可以怎麼面對這些憂()鬱症狀況?]

 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652543535

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576

 

One tap mobile +17789072071,,83652543535#,,,,,,0#,,8024576# (Vancouver)

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbFUuwnXxW

 

Friday, February 12, 2021

February 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Canada Debrief

 

It's official!

We are proud to announce that the newly-formed Prostate Cancer Support Canada is officially a division of Prostate Cancer BC.
 
This new initiative will be backed by a National Support Group Council led by group leaders, Sue Sohnle from Edmonton and Jo-Anne Phillips from Moncton.

The newly branded Prostate Cancer Support Canada will assist any prostate cancer support group leader in Canada that chooses to utilize this one of a kind organization - dedicated to helping newly diagnosed men and their families across Canada.
For more information on Prostate Cancer Support Canada
2021 Virtual Prostate Cancer Support Workshop

It's no secret that the past year has not been easy for most of us - the isolation, the uncertainty, the waiting. For many prostate cancer patients and their loved ones, that stress has been amplified even further.

Please join us for this free, online workshop that will help you continue to manage your support groups, and your anxiety, during these challenging times.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Maintaining connections
  • Empathetic communication in a virtual environment
  • Avoiding Zoom fatigue
  • Resources that are available to the Prostate Cancer community through Prostate Cancer Support Canada and Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
  • Mindfulness and mental health with prostate cancer

In addition to the above topics, an expert panel featuring Dr. Fred Saad and Dr. Michael Cox will be available to answer questions related to COVID-19 and Prostate Cancer. 

For more information, or to register, for the free 2021 Prostate Cancer Support Workshop, click here

The Reef Knot Kit

Our Reef Knot Kits have gone through a full makeover and are continuing to evolve in order to ensure they are providing the most up-to-date and pertinent information for patients and their loved ones across Canada.

In addition to the new Prostate Cancer Passport, designed to help patients navigate their diagnosis, treatments, PSA scores, and appointments, each free kit now includes two incredible books, 'Prostate Cancer: Understanding the Diagnosis and Its Treatment' by Dr. Fred Saad and Dr. Michael McCormack, as well as 'Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm' by Gogs Gagnon. 

Please note that while each Kit will include the above materials, the Nutrition and Exercise Guides are not yet available for distribution, but will be shortly. 
For more information, or to order yours, click here
Upcoming Nationwide
Support Group Meetings

Optimizing Sexual Health After Prostate Cancer - February 23rd

Register now for our February meeting, featuring Reanne Booker, MN, BScN, NP. Following Reanne's presentation will be an opportunity for Q&A, followed by small group breakout room discussions.
Learn more.

Nationwide Partners in Prostate Meeting - February 24th

Please join us at our partners only support group, moderated by Glenda Standeven. This group is a safe space for partners to discuss their questions, concerns, and thoughts about their partner's prostate cancer with other partners.
Learn more.

Other Resources

Free Cancer Exercise Program - Research Study

For more information on Excel, a 12-week exercise program intended to provide exercise options for rural and remote cancer patients, please click here.

'Prostate Cancer, COVID-19, Resiliency and You' Workshop

The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program is offering an online workshop on Thursday, March 4th. Please note that this Workshop is only available to prostate cancer patients and their partners who are already enrolled in the PCSC Program. Learn more.

Uro Today Lectures

The Uro Today website features many informative videos on Prostate Cancer treatment, imaging, and more. To view their large selection of lectures, click on the photo and scroll down to Prostate Cancer.

Virtual Zero Prostate Cancer Summit

The Zero Prostate Cancer Summit, a 5 day American event that brings together the top minds in medicine, research, education, and advocacy with a national community of passionate prostate cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones, has gone virtual this year. Learn more.

Upcoming Life on ADT Session

The ADT Educational Program consists of a free 90 minute online class and book which has been proven to significantly raise patients’ self-efficacy in managing ADT side effects. It is most effective if taken early, before patients are overwhelmed by those side effects. Open the poster for upcoming sessions here.

Active Surveillance Webinar Recording

Click on the photo to view the recording of the January Active Surveillance Patients International meeting featuring a panel of active surveillance patients around the world. Learn more about ASPI.

In Memoriam

John Stevenson, Sechelt, BC

We are sad to announce the passing of John Stevenson, a longtime volunteer and prostate cancer support group leader in the Sunshine Coast area of BC.  He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Foundation. Please click here if you wish to read his obituary and send condolences to his family.

If you were forwarded this email and wish to be added to the nationwide support group mailing list in order to begin receiving newsletters directly, please click here