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Our mission is to provide prostate cancer information to men in the Fraser Health Region and to work with Prostate Cancer Canada and the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC to develop programs for publiceducation, advocacy and support of those affected, as well as research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

PCCN SURREY News Update

“Politicians don’t change their minds because they see the light. It’s when they feel the heat.”

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April 29, 2017: Sarah Weller, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Oncology, TrueNTH lifestyle Management, BC Implementation Team

Sarah’s programs are part of theTrueNTHLifestyle Management initiative, funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation and are instructed by Kinesiologists in community settings.The goal is to have free or low cost programs available across Canada for men with prostate cancer and their spouses.


May 27, 2017: Jacob Gordon B.Sc.(Hons), PhD Candidate Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences UBC.Topic to be the work at Vancouver Prostate Centre revolving aroundcholesterol and prostate cancer.

June 24, 2017: To be announced

In the Fall session: (month to be confirmed in July)

Dr. Alexander Wyatt, PhD, Senior Research Scientist Van. Prostate Cancer Centre, Assistant Professor, Dept. of urology Sciences UBC.

Topic - genomics and difference between aggressive and non – aggressive prostate cancers

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PCCN Surreys Affiliation and Support

We are affiliated withProstate Cancer Canadaand are part of theProstate Cancer Canada Networkand show this in our name - PCCN Surrey.

We support theProstate Cancer Foundation BC and we support the BC Support Group.To find out how this benefits our Support Group in our goal to provide awareness and information to men about prostate cancer click here


Some notes

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Article in HealthAfter5o comparing Robotic Surgery with the Knife.

Choose carefully - read more

More on PSA TestingThe following will link to an excellent article on PSA testing. Click anywhere on the following article found on Prostate.net

The following points are discussed in full.

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More about Diet and Nutrition and prostate cancer.At our last support group meeting there was several questions raised on the use of foods to fight cancer. The following mentions research that food will not cure cancer but it does a lot, along with exercise, to boost the immune system and support treatment.To read more on this click here

To read about foods to avoidclick here

If you are interested in the latest research, or lack of, into Viatmin D - Click here



Do you know what the numbers on fruit means?

To find out more click here




Review of February Speaker on Brachytherapy - Video at click here

Dr. Peacock compared Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR) with High Dose Radiation (HDR) Brachytherapy. Low dose rate brachytherapy involves the placement of between 80-120 seeds directly into the prostate gland and the radiation lasts upwards of 6 months. The HDR brachytherapy procedure takes approximately two hours total for the procedure, however the delivery of the radiation source takes only about 10 minutes and following the procedure the patient is not left with any residual radiation. The Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior in Kelowna has been offering the HDR Brachytherapy procedure for its patients for approximately 5 years, and was started by Drs. Crook and Bachand. Video available from our library. For more on the presentation click here


Prostate Cancer Foundation BC Events

Sun May 7, 2017

RUN4HOPE
BMO Vancouver Marathon

Become a charity runner in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC at the BMO Vancouver Marathon’s RUN4HOPE program. 35% off for charity runners of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

For more information, please visitcrowdrise.com


Sun May 28, 2017

Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live

There are two start locations for the ride – Vancouver and Chilliwack, B.C. – both rides will join together at the final stop in Cloverdale for the ride to live BBQ, show and shine and celebration. Join the members of the 911 Community in the Battle against Prostate Cancer.www.ridetolive.ca/

Area: Vancouver/ Chilliwack


Sun June 18, 2017

Raymond James Walk/Run

June 18th, we will be "blueing" the day with a walk, a run, a celebration. It is a great way to show your support for all the men in your life. Join us for the Raymond James Walk/Run in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops and the Fraser Valley. To register or for more information clickhere.

Area: Metro Vancouver,

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Dr. Peacock on Radiation and High Definition Brachytherapy - Dr. Peacock spoke to our group in January. His talk, although on Radiation Therapy both external beam and brachytherapy and the future both hold for the treatment of prostate cancer,the over riding theme is how changes in technology are improving the treatment of prostate cancer.To view is talk, click here

Dr. Cox was our keynote speaker in November and brought our year of meetings to an enspiring and hopeful end. His informative presentation onManaging prostate cancer in the modern era.” was divided into 5 video selections and posted on our web site For members who have WiFi difficulty we made Dr. Cox’s presentation into a DVD so that may be borrowed to view at home.

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Dr. Yang and Dr. YankoGave a joint presentation in May 2016 and Dr. Yanko in October 2016.Their talks may be described as a basic course on the prostate, call it Prostate 101. Dr. Yang specializes in laparoscopic surgery while Dr. Yanko specializes in complications following treatment. Dr. Yang presents information on the function of the prostate and the many things that can go wrong with it, including BPH and cancer. Dr. Yanko talked about the complications of prostate cancer treatments. The presentations of Dr. Yang and Dr. Yanko were videoed and edited into short clips. They may be viewed on our web site. Click here A DVD copy is available from our Library.

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On Oct. 1st Dr. Richard Wassersugfrom the Dept. of Urologic Science of UBC, gave a presentation on 'The Reality of the ADT (i.e., Hormone Therapy) and Managing ADT Side Effects’Dr. Wassersug emphasized that his presentation was directed at thepartners of patientson hormone therapy, although some patients may find his talk useful (I know I did). To view his presentation click here

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Please Note:Our videos are not on You Tube for PRIVACY concerns. To keep videos manageable and secure they are programmed differently and placed on our web site. Videos are designed to be responsive, that is they will readjust to the size of a cell phone, tablet or computer screen. For large tablets and computers, VIDEOS SHOULD BE VIEWED FULL SCREEN, click here for directions on how to do this. Dependingon the mood of the internet and/or your internet package, it could take 10 to 20 seconds, or longer, to download.

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The following will link to all videos on our web site. (I hope!)

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TheVancouverProstate Centre’s - Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Programat the Vancouver General Hospital is for men newly diagnosed, and for those who have received treatment.

TheVancouverProstate Centre’s - Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Programat the Vancouver General Hospital is for men newly diagnosed, and for those who have received treatment.

Much has changed in the Support men can now receive. TheProstate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Programis at The Vancouver Prostate Centrenow is an excellent option. Theymay be contacted without a referral and do work with your doctor.

Contact Number: 604-875-4485

Email:PCSC@vch.caWebsite:www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC

Click here for a PCSC Program Summary (PDF opens in new window)


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