Newsletter December 2018

Awareness: The PCCN-Toronto and Side by Side Prostate Cancer Support Groups Newsletter. In this Issue: November Awareness Night – Dr. Sidney Radomski on “Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence after prostate cancer treatment” Our 2019 Awareness Nights meetings Our sponsors Our next Awareness Night – March 2019 PCCN-Toronto enjoyed a very successful “social night out” at the MANDARIN Restaurant The Rock the Road Raffle in support of Prostate Cancer Canada is back We Remember Ask the Health Care Team – “Why do I need treatment if I feel just fine?” by Dr. Sharon Sharir (Humber River Regional Hospital) Heads up for the …

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Video: “Erectile dysfunction, incontinence and sexual toys”

November 2018 Awareness Night Erectile dysfunction, incontinence and sexual toys Dr.Sidney Radomski MD, FRCSC Director, Urodynamics Laboratory,Toronto Western Hospital,part of University Health Network Professor, Dept. of Surgery (Urology), University of Toronto   CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 50:38 minutes 

Marijuana Cures Everything Dude?!

By Mark Moyad, MD // University of Michigan, one PCCN-Toronto’s favourite speakers. Here is a serious, albeit humourous, article about the use of marijuana (cannabis) for the treatment of cancer and the side effects of treatment, including references from the medical literature. “Do I think marijuana or one of its compounds can fight cancer or encourage the growth of cancer? Yes! Since we have no idea at the moment and some laboratory studies suggest both possibilities, we have to be honest.” Read the article.

Video: “Partner, caregiver and survivor forum”

November 2017 Awareness Night Partner, caregiver and survivor forum Leah Jamnicky, RN, BScN Urology Clinical Co-ordinator, Co-Lead, GUSurvivorhip Program, Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Survivorship Program, University Health Network     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 40:40 minutes 

Video: “Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer”

November 2016 Awareness Night Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer Dr. Andrew G. Matthew, PhD., C.Psych Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Senior staff Psychologist, Member of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Co-Lead, Genito-Urinary Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 48:45 minutes

Urinary Incontinence Could Be Controlled by an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

Due to the increasing numbers of radical prostatectomies performed for prostate cancer, a substantial and increasing number of patients suffer from postoperative urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). An inflatable penile prosthesis is highly recommended as an initial procedure, especially in patients with the dual problems of ED and incontinence. Read the article.

Erectile Function Recovery after Radical Prostatectomy in Men with High-Risk Features

The loss of erectile function after surgery Radical Prostatectomy is most frequently caused by intraoperative injury to the neurovascular bundles. It is known that if both bundles are removed, patients seldom recover erectile function. Accordingly, neurovascular bundle preservation during Radical prostatectomy has proven benefits in terms of erectile function recovery. Read the article.

Video: Dr. Shabbir Alibhai, “Understanding, preventing and managing side effects of hormone therapy.”

January 2016 Awareness Night   Understanding, preventing and managing side effects of hormone therapy. Dr. Shabbir Alibhai,MSc, MD, FRCPC,Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) Asst Prof, Depts of Medicine and Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the U of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 43:32 minutes

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