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 and all ages are welcome. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($23/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 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$23),也可以付$4.3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, October 2, 2021

In-person Support Group Meeting - Thursday, October 14, 2021 - POSTPONED 實體會議重開 - 推遲至2022年

由於過去20個月的參與度2021年10月7日沒有收到任何註冊,因此决定推遲以下會議。在2022年1月之前不再有面對面會議和zoom會議。請通過 PCSCanada 活動日曆查看其他支小組會議以往的視像會議錄影。 我們提供給患者和家屬免費服務然可以通過我們的網頁 www.ChineseProstate.com、電子郵件 dleung2000@gmail.com 和電話 604-836-6423 以英語、進行

As no registration was received on October 7, 2021, the following meeting was postponed. No more in-person and zoom meetings until January 2022, due to low participation in the last 20 months. To attend other support group meetings please check on the PCSCanada Event Calendar or review their recordings. The free supporting services in English, Mandarin and Cantonese are still provided to the patients and families via our webpage www.ChineseProstate.com, email dleung2000@gmail.com and phone 604-836-6423.

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經過19個月的網上Zoom會議,列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡計劃於 2021 年 10 月 14 日(星期四) 下午 6:30 至 8:30 返回 Minoru 老人中心實體聚會。 地址 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1N9。這個面對面的會議有一些規則:

  • 僅適用於設施使用證 (Facility Pass) 持有人(55 歲以上老年人或配偶為每年28元),所有凍結的2020年會員資格已從10月1日起重新激活。該證適用於下列的50多項活動。
  • 如果沒有設施使用證 ,請提前15分鐘到達,在前台購買4.3元的入場費。
  • 請全程佩戴口罩;不需要疫苗證明。
  • 會議內禁止飲食。
  • 暫時限制最多18座位,包括演講嘉賓和主持人; 請立即回复此電郵 dleung2000@gmail.com 進行註冊(請附上姓名和人數,有或没有設施使用證)
我們支援小組的會議場地在疫情關閉期間,感謝卑斯省前列腺癌基金會 (PCFBC) 為我們提供了Zoom會議保持聯繫。此外,還將支援網絡從卑斯省擴展到全國;成立了加拿大前列腺癌支援網 (PCSCanada) ,讓我們加入加拿大全國的支援小組行列。

我們很高興邀請 PCFBC 的支援服務經理 Richelle Green 女士作為我們在新場地的第一次面對面的演講嘉賓。 她將與前列腺癌患者和家人分享支援服務
並介紹三個新的全國支援小組。

We are planning back to the Minoru Seniors Centre on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Address 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 1N9

This in-person meeting has some rules:
  • For the Facility Pass holders only ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses), all frozen 2020 membership is already reactivated from October 1. The pass is good for over 50 activities (see table below).
  • If no pass, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to pay the $4.3 drop-in fee at the front desk.
  • Please wear a mask for the entire meeting; no proof of BC Vaccine is required.
  • No eating/drinking is allowed in the meeting.
  • Maximum 18 participants include the guest speaker and facilitators; please reply to email dleung2000@gmail.com for registration NOW (name and number of person, Facility Pass - yes or no).
During the COVID19, our support group connections were limited. Thanks to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC (PCFBC) was provided significant help to keep us connected with the Zoom meeting. Also, it expanded the network from BC to national; the division of Prostate Cancer Support Canada (PCSCanada) was formed to join us with all support groups in Canada.

Our pleasure is to have Ms Richelle Green, Support Services Manager of PCFBC, as our guest speaker at our first in-person in the new venue. She will share the support services with the prostate cancer patients and family. And introduce the three new nationwide support groups too.



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Prostate Cancer September Awareness Month 前列腺癌九月關注月

Our Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Support Group on Zoom on September 9, 2021, 6:30-8:30 pmThis month's special speakers: You and all patients/survivors. Would you mind sharing your own story or asking questions in your comfortable languages (English, Cantonese or Mandarin)?

你是我們九月九日邀請的嘉賓講員,你願意與我們分享患上前列腺疾病和康復的旅程嗎?你可以用你慣用的英語、粤語或國語與我們交談,若有任何疑問,我們也願意聆聽和分享我們的經驗。希望九號星期四下午6:30見到你。

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

Meeting ID: 836 5254 3535  Passcode: 8024576


This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 
We have a series of special presentations for you; please click on the links to register NOW.
For more updates, go to www.ChineseProstate.com

For more support group's meetings across Canada, please click here: https://www.prostatecancersupport.ca/calendar/



September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
 

Laurence Klotz, MD, of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, one of the pioneers of active surveillance for low to intermediate-risk prostate cancer, will be speaking to two support groups.

Klotz will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. ET Sept. 9 to  Canada’s new Active Surveillance Nationwide Support Group. To register, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdumhqT0sGdBgJVvLIcuu3PeaKopCGEpo

The AnCan Virtual Support Group for Active Surveillance is holding a webinar featuring Klotz at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 29. To register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/839928344883864331 

The program is entitled “Active Surveillance: Past, Present and Future.”

Dr. Klotz helped create the concept of active surveillance and even came up with the name for the strategy.

His clinical research interests have been in the areas of active surveillance, image-guided therapy, molecular biomarkers, and androgen receptor-targeted therapy. He has led numerous randomized trials in prostate cancer.



Monday, August 30, 2021

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

Extra Walking Days on August 31, 2021, Tuesday and September 2, Thursday, 
We will walk along the Richmond South Dyke Trails
from No. 3 Road Fishing Pier to the Garry Point Park

9 am meet at the parking lot of No. 3 Road Fishing Pier

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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.

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Eat well tips for men with prostate cancer

 


Please click on this link to download the PDF:

A handy guide to Active Surveillance

 

A handy guide to Active Surveillance for those looking to learn more:
Videos of recent ASPI and ANCAN meetings that may be of interest:
Cleveland Clinic Urologist Dr. Eric Klein Discusses Active Surveillance.

Dr. Klein answers the questions:
"What do I actually do while I'm on Active Surveillance?" What tests should I be taking and how often? How do I know if I qualify for Active Surveillance? What indicators will tell me that I must go off Active Surveillance and seek active treatment?

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。

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

 

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