Prostate Cancer Support – Toronto https://pcstoronto.ca Prostate Cancer Support Group Mon, 26 Oct 2020 21:25:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 Announcement: Recent News from the Web https://pcstoronto.ca/2019/03/25/recent-news-from-the-web/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2019/03/25/recent-news-from-the-web/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:33:58 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10343 Articles from the Internet are regularly gleaned from the website and posted. An attempt is made to categorize them, as listed in the sidebar on the right. Click on the Categories widget to see the categories, and select the category of interest. They will appear on a new page in order from the most recent to the oldest. Some are from refereed scientific journals, while other are from more popular press websites. Almost all posts include a very brief description with a link to the actual article. As always, be careful about the source.

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Articles from the Internet are regularly gleaned from the website and posted. An attempt is made to categorize them, as listed in the sidebar on the right. Click on the Categories widget to see the categories, and select the category of interest. They will appear on a new page in order from the most recent to the oldest. Some are from refereed scientific journals, while other are from more popular press websites. Almost all posts include a very brief description with a link to the actual article. As always, be careful about the source.

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Video: “HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy!” https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/10/26/video-hifu-the-prostate-cancer-lumpectomy/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/10/26/video-hifu-the-prostate-cancer-lumpectomy/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:25:21 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10924 September 2020 Awareness Night HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy!  Focused treatment to kill the cancer – NOT-your Quality of Life Dr. Jack Barkin, MD, FICS, FACS, DABU, MHM, CCPE, FRCS Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto Urologic/ Robotic Surgeon, Humber River Hospital Executive Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Urology Medical Director, Can-Am HIFU, HIFU Proctor   This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 2:12:09 <

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September 2020 Awareness Night

HIFU-The Prostate Cancer Lumpectomy!  Focused treatment to kill the cancer – NOT-your Quality of Life

Dr. Jack Barkin, MD, FICS, FACS, DABU, MHM, CCPE, FRCS
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Urologic/ Robotic Surgeon, Humber River Hospital
Executive Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Urology
Medical Director, Can-Am HIFU, HIFU Proctor

 

This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component.

CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO

The Complete Presentation time is 2:12:09

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Video: “Brachytherapy” https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/10/25/video-brachytherapy/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/10/25/video-brachytherapy/#respond Sun, 25 Oct 2020 19:45:42 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10915 July 2020 Awareness Night Brachytherapy: The evolving roles of Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: teaching an old dog even newer tricks! Dr. Alejandro Berlin, MD, MScClinician-Scientist Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Asst. Professor, Dept. of Radiation, U. of Toronto   This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEOThe Complete Presentation time is 1:22:23 <

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July 2020 Awareness Night

Brachytherapy: The evolving roles of Brachytherapy for prostate cancer: teaching an old dog even newer tricks!

Dr. Alejandro Berlin, MD, MScClinician-Scientist
Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Radiation, U. of Toronto

 

This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform. The session will include a Q and A component.

CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEOThe Complete Presentation time is 1:22:23

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Video: “The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy” https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/07/15/video-the-benefits-of-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/07/15/video-the-benefits-of-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:50:49 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10859 May 2020 Awareness Night The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Nelly Faghani, B.Sc., P.T., M.C.P.A. Registered Physiotherapist Nelly will review with you where your pelvic floor is located and explain what pelvic floor physiotherapy is. She will explain how modifying your bladder/bowel habits, diet, behavior, and improving your pelvic floor function can help prevent or treat symptoms of urine loss. The session will include a Q and A component. This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform (our first) so it will look different from the usual presentation. CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation …

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May 2020 Awareness Night

The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Nelly Faghani, B.Sc., P.T., M.C.P.A.

Registered Physiotherapist

Nelly will review with you where your pelvic floor is located and explain what pelvic floor physiotherapy is. She will explain how modifying your bladder/bowel habits, diet, behavior, and improving your pelvic floor function can help prevent or treat symptoms of urine loss.

The session will include a Q and A component.

This Awareness Night was held on the Zoom platform (our first) so it will look different from the usual presentation.

CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO

The Complete Presentation time is 1:18:30

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“The Talk” Webinar Video https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/07/01/the-talk-webinar-video/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/07/01/the-talk-webinar-video/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:51:41 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10851 “The Talk” is not about the birds and the bees; it’s about talking to your sons and daughters about possibly inheriting genes that predispose them to prostate and breast cancer. View video.

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“The Talk” is not about the birds and the bees; it’s about talking to your sons and daughters about possibly inheriting genes that predispose them to prostate and breast cancer.

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Putting on Weight … If You’ve had Localized Prostate Cancer https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/30/putting-on-weight-if-youve-had-localized-prostate-cancer/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/30/putting-on-weight-if-youve-had-localized-prostate-cancer/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:04:54 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10848 So even if we don’t want to think or talk about it, most of us are well aware that about 40 percent of all Americans are now obese. In other words, they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher. A paper by Troeschel et al., just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used data from the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort to look at associations between post-diagnosis body mass index (BMI) and weight change and prostate cancer–specific mortality (PCSM), cardiovascular disease–related mortality (CVDM), and all-cause mortality among survivors of non-metastatic prostate cancer. Read the …

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So even if we don’t want to think or talk about it, most of us are well aware that about 40 percent of all Americans are now obese. In other words, they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher.

A paper by Troeschel et al., just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used data from the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort to look at associations between post-diagnosis body mass index (BMI) and weight change and prostate cancer–specific mortality (PCSM), cardiovascular disease–related mortality (CVDM), and all-cause mortality among survivors of non-metastatic prostate cancer.

Read the article.

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A Re-think About PSA Testing https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/30/a-re-think-about-psa-testing/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/30/a-re-think-about-psa-testing/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 21:57:08 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10844 Benefits of PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Substantially Greater than Generally Appreciated The benefits of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen men for prostate cancer may be greater than the harm, say investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. While organizations such as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Academy of Family Physicians have been lukewarm or opposed to the routine use of the PSA test, in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the investigators demonstrate that these recommendations …

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Benefits of PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Substantially Greater than Generally Appreciated

The benefits of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen men for prostate cancer may be greater than the harm, say investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

While organizations such as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Academy of Family Physicians have been lukewarm or opposed to the routine use of the PSA test, in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the investigators demonstrate that these recommendations are based on problematic estimates of the benefits and harms of screening. They argue that the evidence suggests more widespread screening will reduce deaths and help men avoid debilitating metastatic disease.

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New test may help detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/01/new-test-may-help-detect-prostate-cancer-earlier-and-with-greater-accuracy/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/06/01/new-test-may-help-detect-prostate-cancer-earlier-and-with-greater-accuracy/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:26:49 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10832 A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but subtle changes when cancer is present in the body. Read the article.

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A new type of test that uses complex sugars to detect prostate cancer earlier and with greater accuracy is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

The test works by identifying sugars, known as glycans, in blood. These sugars are attached to protein molecules called PSA and are known to undergo distinct but subtle changes when cancer is present in the body.

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Invitation letter for ZOOM June 16th Peer Support Meeting https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/04/30/invitation-letter-for-zoom-psg-meeting/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/04/30/invitation-letter-for-zoom-psg-meeting/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:45:11 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10808 Dear PCCN Toronto member We hope you are keeping well and safe. If you are currently undergoing treatment, we trust it is going well and wish you all the best. Because of the current situation, our in-person Peer Support Group (PSG) meetings at the Valleyview Residence and Awareness Night meetings at Toronto Botanical Gardens have been suspended for the time being. The PCCN-Toronto Board of Directors decided to have these meetings online using the ZOOM teleconferencing platform. After a few successful, experimental sessions with a small number of persons, we are now opening this up to a larger group. Our …

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Dear PCCN Toronto member

We hope you are keeping well and safe. If you are currently undergoing treatment, we trust it is going well and wish you all the best.

Because of the current situation, our in-person Peer Support Group (PSG) meetings at the Valleyview Residence and Awareness Night meetings at Toronto Botanical Gardens have been suspended for the time being. The PCCN-Toronto Board of Directors decided to have these meetings online using the ZOOM teleconferencing platform. After a few successful, experimental sessions with a small number of persons, we are now opening this up to a larger group.

Our next Peer Support Meeting will be via Zoom on June 2nd.

Please register soon by clicking here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Instructions for joining the meeting will be emailed after registration.  Please save this email for use on the day of the meeting.

With best wishes,

John Roth – Co-Chair
Keith Braganza – Co-Chair
PCCN – Toronto

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Ears the truth about chocolate bunnies https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/04/13/ears-the-truth-about-chocolate-bunnies/ https://pcstoronto.ca/2020/04/13/ears-the-truth-about-chocolate-bunnies/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:32:34 +0000 https://pccntoronto.ca/?p=10801 With the world preparing to celebrate its first Easter amid a global pandemic, we have some much-needed good news to share. (Dark) Chocolate is maybe actually good for you! Read the article.

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With the world preparing to celebrate its first Easter amid a global pandemic, we have some much-needed good news to share.

(Dark) Chocolate is maybe actually good for you!

Read the article.

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