Please note: Our next Awareness Night is Wed. Nov. 22, not Nov. 29 as has appeared in some places.

TrueNTH (True North) Peer Navigation

by jroth on October 15, 2017

This is a new program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre that connects prostate cancer (PCa) patients or caregivers with trained peer navigators who have been through the journey first-hand.   They are looking for PCa patients and caregivers who are looking for one-on-one support from someone who has already been there!   1. Have […]

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Newsletter October 2017

by jroth on October 14, 2017

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: B.C.’s Dr. Juanita Crook delivers powerful message about Brachytherapy In Memoriam: William Griffin and Jerry Stevens PCCN-Toronto thanks Dr. Rob Bristow November 22nd Awareness Night: Leah Jamnicky will host a Partner, Caregiver, and Survivor forum! July Awareness Night: Dr. Nathan […]

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Video: “Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer”

October 10, 2017

September 2017 Awareness Night Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Dr. Juanita Crook, MD, FRCPC Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of British Columbia Radiation Oncologist,  Center for the Southern Interior in Kelowna BC             CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 47:27 minutes

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Good advocacy, good advice, and the quality of CARE

September 29, 2017

This article with comments is a good explanation of the principles of our philosophy as a support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer  and their caregiver/families.  There is no ‘right’ answer for everybody. Read the article.

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Coping and Support

September 16, 2017

When you receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, you may experience a range of feelings — including disbelief, fear, anger, anxiety and depression. With time, each person finds his own way of coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Read the article to get suggestions for coping with a diagnosis of  prostate cancer plus some suggestions […]

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Tall men at bigger risk of aggressive prostate cancer

September 3, 2017

UK scientists find chance of high-grade prostate cancer rises by 21% with every 10cm increment in height. Read the article here.

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Researchers Look To Gold To Help Combat Prostate Cancer

September 3, 2017

The latest approach to treating prostate cancer uses nanoparticles of gold and lasers to kill the cancer cells. Read the article here.

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Active Surveillance

September 3, 2017

Predicting outcomes on active surveillance for intermediate-risk patients Read the article here. Active Surveillance for Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer Challenged Read the article here. Active Surveillance versus Watchful Waiting Read the article here. Surgery isn’t necessarily best for prostate cancer, according to study led by Minneapolis VA Read the article here.

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The 10 best prostate cancer blogs

September 3, 2017

Medical News Today have located the 10 best prostate cancer blogs that provide guidance, information on what to expect, and support. Read the article here.

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Prostate MRI

September 3, 2017

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate may be used in many clinical scenarios, including primary screening, active surveillance, and in patients with a previous negative biopsy and rising PSA. Scott Eggener, MD, explains whether MRI is warranted in each of these situations and the benefits and challenges this technology presents. Read the article here.

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