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 ($28/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 rainy days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.
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）。請點擊查詢活動更新 或打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)。
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You are advised to seek professional services from licensed physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals, if and when necessary.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Friday, November 4, 2022
Research studies and surveys | October 2022
These studies are shared within the support group newsletter, Your Monthly Debrief.
Investigators: AnCan Virtual Active Surveillance Support Group, Active Surveillance Patients International, Prostate Cancer Support Canada, and The Active Surveillor Newsletter
Must have been diagnosed with prostate cancer
Purpose: to inform professional medical bodies and key influencers about our PATIENT views on the Active Surveillance treatment protocol
Principle investigator: Dr. Jae-Yung Kwon at the University of Victoria
must be a resident of BC
over 65 y/o
have received radiation therapy as a cancer treatment
Purpose: to help create “journey maps” (visualizations of patients’ stories and healthcare service encounters over time) which will be used to help inform the development of resources for clinicians
Incentive: $50 gift card
Principle Investigator: Dr. Bernard Lee, UBC and BC Cancer
previous sexual experience with men
diagnosis of prostate cancer
currently on active surveillance, or previously treated with surgery, external beam radiation, or brachytherapy, with/without hormone therapy
Purpose: to improve prostate cancer treatment outcomes for other queer men
Incentive: 1 in 5 chance of winning a $100 USD gift card
Principle Investigator: Dr. Sophie Lebel and Dr. Rinat Nissim (U Ottawa, UHN)
Canadian women (18 y/o+)
Provide unpaid support to an adult loved one (recently diagnosed with cancer, finished treatment and has not experienced recurrence)
Worry that their loved one’s cacer may come back
Willing to participate in online support group meetings with other women caregivers
Purpose: to explore fear of cancer recurrence
Principle Investigator: Dr. Margot Davis, UBC and VCH Research Institute
male aged 45+ with prostate cancer that was:
diagnosed within the past year
treated with ADT for the first time in the past 6 months
will be treated with ADT for the first time within one month
Purpose: To identify factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease in men with prostate cancer
Principle Investigator: Dr. Linda Trinh, Univeristy of Toronto
men diagnosed with prostate cancer
engaging in less than 150 minutes of physical activity a week
not receiving radiation therapy
Purpose: to develop an easy-to-use accessible, distance-based program to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in the hope of reducing side effects and improving quality of life for men with prostate cancer
Incentive: $60 for participating in the entire study
Principle Investigator: Diana Cooke, NUI Galway, Irish Cancer Society
Have a confirmed hereditary cancer
Purpose: To determine how social support, anxiety, depression, and coping may impact quality of life
Principle Investigator: Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed, University of Calgary
Undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment
Rural or remote patients preferred
Purpose: to implement exercise programs that allow rural and remote cancer patients to benefit from exercise as a self-management strategy to improve overall physical activity levels, health, and quality of life
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
問卷調查研究 - 華語為母語的人士在加拿大面對癌症期間如何得到心理上的支援 Survey study to investigate the use of psychosocial services by Chinese-speaking individuals during their cancer journeys
我是林芷瑩 Erica Lam，一位就讀於卡加里大學 (University of Calgary) 的心理系學生。本人正在進行一項問卷調查研究，希望了解以華語為母語的人士在加拿大面對癌症期間如何得到心理上的支援。
- 你是癌症患者 / 康復者及你的母語是一種華語。
- 你是癌症患者 / 康復者的伴侶、父母、兄弟姊妹或子女，而你認識的癌症患者 / 康復者的母語是華語。你的母語不須要是華語 。
如有任何查詢，可透過 firstname.lastname@example.org (郵件) 或 微信 eltyma18向林芷瑩 Erica Lam查詢。
Inviting cancer patients/survivors and their family members to fill out a survey
My name is Erica Lam, a student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. I am conducting a survey study to investigate the use of psychosocial services by Chinese-speaking individuals during their cancer journeys.
Whom are we inviting to fill out the 8- to 10-minute survey:
- You are a cancer patient/survivor and your mother tongue is a Chinese language.
- You are the spouse, parent, sibling, or child of a cancer patient/survivor whose mother tongue is Chinese. Your mother language does not have to be Chinese.
All participants must be 18 years of age and above.
Link to the survey: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_6idW33JR9dzIRXE
Attached you will find a flyer about the study (see 4CStudy) and the ethics certificate (see Doc1).
I am hoping that your organization could share the recruitment advertisement with your members via email or social media or by forwarding this email. Your help would be much appreciated.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erica Lam directly at email@example.com or via WeChat at eltyma18. Thank you for your attention.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Extra Walking Days on November 29, 2022, Tuesday and December 1, Thursday,
On the 1st and 2nd weeks of the month, please meet at the "Terra Nova Public Washroom" parking lot.
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 week TBA)
第 3、4 週在 “Garry Point 公園停車場” 集合。(第 5 週容後公佈)
Monday, October 24, 2022