British Columbia has 28 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Richmond Public Library (2/F Brighouse Main Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8). Please register online at http://www.yourlibrary.ca/events/ for professional presentation. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Please come and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years. We accept donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講普通話、廣東話和英語,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。我們每月一次(第二個星期四從下午7:00至9:00)在列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面)舉辦免費聚會,邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座,交流經驗與分享感受。請到圖書館網站 www.yourlibrary.ca/events,並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。如果沒有圖書卡請致電604-231-6413 (英語) 604-231-6462(中文)報名。

查詢活動更新請打電話 604-836-6423 (Daniel)。捐錢請到前列腺癌基金會 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

BMO Marathon fundraising for Prostate Cancer Foundation

Hilary Clark is the top fundraiser so far for the BMO Marathon and she is running for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. A great story about why this cause is so important to her.

Please go on the link for donation: 

EVENT DATE: MAY 07, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 108

THE STORY:

Prostate cancer is a disease that has impacted my family directly, as my father, Daryl, 59, was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in January 2014. The doctors told him that he likely only had 1-3 years to live. However, here we are three years later.
I will always remember the day when my parents came home from getting the results, and they sat my siblings and I down, and told us that Dad had cancer, and it was “really bad.”
From that day forward, we would always have a pit in our stomach, and a overhanging fear of the “worst” actually happening.
Through the course of these past three years, my Dad has received many forms of treatment, ranging from chemotherapy, radiation, to various drug therapies, which have at times, made his cancer dissipate into almost nothing.
However, we have also had our fair share of down periods, where in fact, one of the drugs he was on had a 10% chance of feeding the cancer, and it did exactly that; the cancer came back stronger than ever.
Luckily, he was able to go on a novel drug that reversed the effects of that prior drug, and for the past two years, he has been able to live a fairly normal life: golfing, hiking, vacationing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Unfortunately, in the past few months his “numbers,” or PSA (an important indicator for determining how much cancer is in his body) have continued to rise, and the current drug therapy he is on has started to lose its effect.
The only thing that gives us a glimmer of hope is that there are other trial drugs out on the market that could potentially help him in his fight, however, they are not for certain.
The pit and overhanging fear continues, and I can tell you first hand, that having a father, or in my Mom’s case, a husband of over thirty years, sick with cancer, causes an overwhelming amount of stress and never-ending upset. Every doctor’s appointment for instance, where we receive the results for that month, we have to hold our breath and hope for the best. We know that things could change at any moment, and unfortunately we are currently in that period, where things have changed.
Having said that, my father has shown through his own actions, that we cannot give up, we cannot submit to the cancer diagnosis that is trying to cut his life short. He has chosen to continue living life as normal, and his positive attitude and strength, has allowed us to carry on with our lives.
When you are dealing with an advanced stage diagnosis, it is all about buying time, and the prospect of new drugs on the market that could aid in the fight, allows for hope. That is why raising funds for future research is so important. 
Please donate to this worthy cause, any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Hilary Clark

Monday, January 9, 2017

January to March Prostate Health meetings 一月到三月前列腺健康專題講座

列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡每月一次(第二星期四從下午七時至八時半列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8)舉辦免費聚會,邀請專業人仕主辦中/英語醫療與健康講座 請到圖書館網 www.yourlibrary.ca/events,並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。如果沒有圖書卡請致電 604-231-6413 (英語) 604-231-6462(中文) 報名。


前列腺健康講座由列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡統籌,並由列治文公立圖書館、卑斯省前列腺癌基金會、加拿大防癌協會共同協辦。現場提供大量免費中英文健康小冊,歡迎取閱。

查詢活動更新 請到 http://richmondprostate.blogspot.ca/ 或打電話 604-836-6423我們英語,普通話廣東話幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病前列腺癌的病徵、預防、治療、康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊流經驗與分享感受。

列治文公立圖書館專題健康講座:

20171月12週四下午七時至八時半
Andy Leung, 加拿大精神健康協會社區教練 (Bounce Back Community Coach, 
Canadian Mental Health Association)
粵語講解 重整旗鼓計劃 (Bounce Back Program) 克服情緒低落和抑鬱

20172月9週四下午七時至八時半 - 特別邀請夫婦一起參加本講座
          February 9, 2017 (Thursday) 7pm-8:30pm Couples are welcome to attend together.
Dr. Richard Wassersug, Vancouver Prostate Centre
英語講解 粵語翻譯 The Natural History & Psychological Reality of Prostate Cancer

2017年3月9週四下午七時至八時半
夏梦迪註冊營養師 (Ms. Mengdi Xia, MScA, Registered Dietitian)
語講解 飲食迷思與癌症的預防和治療 (Diet myth related to cancer prevention and treatment)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Cancer Awareness Month

January
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
February
National Cancer Prevention Month 
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
World Cancer Day (February 4, 2017)
March
Colorectal Cancer Month
Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017)
April
American Cancer Society Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Minority Health Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
World Health Day (April 7, 2017)
May
Brain Cancer Awareness Month
Cancer Research Month
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month
National Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
National Women’s Health Week (May 14 – 20, 2017)
Melanoma Monday (May 1, 2017)
World Ovarian Cancer Day (May 8, 2017)
Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 15 – 19, 2017)
National Women’s Check-up Day (May 8, 2017)
June
Men’s Health/Cancer Awareness Month
National Cancer Survivor’s Day (June 4, 2017)
National Men’s Health Week (June 12 – 18, 2017)
July
Sarcoma Awareness Month
UV Safety Month
September
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)
October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Mammography Day (October 20)
Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13, 2017)
November
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
National Family Caregiver Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top Prostate Cancer News of 2016

From the January 2017 issue of The Digital Examiner
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Webinar on January 9, 2017 (Monday) 4pm

Below is the invitation for the first web conference of 2017, feel free to forward it to other interested parties.  All invited guests will have to register and then they will get an invitation to attend the event. If they are unable to attend all registered guests will receive a recording of it, usually within 48 hours of the presentation.

Dr. Oliffe has worked with support groups and will have some interesting information regarding them, so this promises to be a very interesting presentation.

Please register for Dr. John Oliffe on Jan 9, 2017 4:00 PM PST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3514300126089684740

Prostate Cancer Support Groups: A Brief History With a View to Expanding Online


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Dale Erikson, Chairman
PCCN Chilliwack

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas! And Happy New Year!


Wishing you a
Happy Holiday Season!
The holiday season is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for, and at Prostate Cancer Foundation BC....that is you! 

Through your generous donations of time and money we were able to fund ground breaking research, offer support to thousands of BC men dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis, and educate many thousand others who may be at risk.

This holiday season many families can breath a sigh of relief and enjoy this wonderful time with their loved ones, because of you.

So as we near 2017 and you think about giving back, you may want to think of these two big events; the Raymond James Father's Day Run and The Westcoast Motorycycle Ride to Live. If you haven't tried one of these events then please consider doing so and if you have joined us before we hope to see you again - we have some exciting news things in store for you. You can sign up now for either event and start fundraising, or volunteer as your way of giving back. 

Visit www.thefathersdayrun.ca  or www.ridetolive.ca to learn more. 

No matter how you choose to celebrate this holiday season, we wish you peace and joy, and a very happy new year.


Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, #4 17198 55th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 6C8 Canada