Announcement: Recent News from the Web

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.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit 2021

The most impactful week in the movement to end prostate cancer! The annual Summit is a meeting that connects patients, caregivers, and some of the leading educators, researchers, and thought leaders in the prostate cancer community. The ZERO Summit was virtual in 2021, full of informative session presentations, and downloadable educational materials. Visit their website for videos of presentations and more.

Regular Group Meetings

Regular prostate cancer support meetings are held by various groups in Ontario and other provinces.  Here is a partial list of when they occur and links to get more information: 1st Tuesday Date Speaker Topic/Subject First Tuesday Prostate Cancer Support Toronto website   Third Tuesday Prostate Cancer Support Toronto website Fourth Tuesday Burlington  

Video: “There IS Sex after Prostate Cancer!”

November 2020 Awareness Night There IS Sex after Prostate Cancer! Dr. Stephen Holzapfel, MD, CCFP, FCFP Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, U. Toronto Dir. of the Sexual Medicine Counselling Unit Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at Women’s College Hospital His goals for the Awareness Nights presentation was to provide some education on the sexual effects of Prostate Cancer to men and their partners, potential treatments for these, to answer questions and to facilitate a discussion among members of the audience around this intimate and often taboo subject.  He wanted to …

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Invitation letter for ZOOM June 16th Peer Support Meeting

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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Coronavirus Part 1

(Here is a preview of an article by one of PCCN-Toronto’s favourite Awareness Night speakers.  He has a regular column in US Too’s Hot Sheet.) Coronavirus Part 1 (Hopefully There is No Part 2 Because We Will Have Conquered Corona Quickly) by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH My Hot SHEET column does not come out for a few weeks, so I have been asked to provide some personal thoughts on the obvious situation occurring. In addition to my public health background, I have previously worked with other infectious agents that have impacted many people. Let me be candid here. I am …

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Latest Update

Last updated: 2021 October 15 Welcome! We are now formally known as Prostate Cancer Support Toronto.  This was prompted by the merger of Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).  For details, see our September 2020 message below. You are invited to join a meeting: PCS Peer Support Group Meeting over the Zoom platform. The next one is Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 2021. Click here to register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Our next Awareness Night will be on Wed. Nov. 24th, 2021. with Christina Dzieduszycki on “Physiotherapy …

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Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) have agreed to amalgamate. See the announcement here. (https://www.prostatecancer.ca/In-The-News/Foundation-News-Releases/Prostate-Cancer-Canada-and-the-Canadian-Cancer-Soc) It is important to note that PCCN-Toronto will continue to provide support, as we have for over 26 years (before PCC was formed) to prostate cancer patients, their families, caregivers and friends. That means that Peer Support Meetings, Awareness Nights, hospital/clinic visits, phone/email support, etc. will carry on as before. At this time, it is not clear where our group will fit within CCS. PCCN is an umbrella organization of support groups across the country, which our group, formerly known as …

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