The Tri-Cities Prostate Cancer Support Group provides a safe place for those newly diagnosed with prostate cancer to discuss the different treatment options offered to them and learn firsthand what it is like to experience treatment with these options. The group also provides ongoing support for those whose cancer is either in remission or still growing, and for those men suffering from side effects of prostate cancer treatments such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Although the group cannot recommend any particular course of treatment, they can help the newly diagnosed navigate through the BC medical system and help them make a completely informed decision after reviewing all their options. Talking with others who have gone through Prostate Cancer treatment can also help reduce the stress and anxiety that comes from learning that you have cancer. There is no substitute for talking to men who have personally been through this experience. They will understand what is going through your mind. Alternatively, if you have been through a treatment, the newly diagnosed would like to learn from your experiences.
Presentations are made during the first half of the meetings either by guest speaker or video, to keep the group up to date on the development of new treatments, prostate cancer in general, nutrition, exercise, incontinence issues, erectile dysfunction, and more. Wives/partners and family are welcome to attend.
During the last half of the meetings, the men have general discussions that are honest, open, and frank for those who want to participate and ask questions…or you can just listen, and the partners/spouses meet in a separate room to discuss any issues that they may be concerned about in regards to living with someone diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.
All sessions are free, confidential, and low key.
Our members are supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC and take an active part in the annual Fathers Day Walk/Run.
Come out and join us! Sharing thoughts and ideas with those who have experienced, and managed cancer can be very worthwhile.
Note: Currently we are not meeting in person and thus not using this location due to Covid 19 restrictions. See the text to the right.
Our group normally meets the first Tuesday of every month.
AT PRESENT WE ARE TEMPORARILY MEETING EACH MONTH BY ZOOM
Everyone concerned with prostate cancer is invited to join our meetings. Feel free to bring your partner or caregiver.
Here is a map of the Meeting location.
Covid 19 Restrictions
During Covid 19 restrictions our meetings are taking place using Zoom video conferencing. A Zoom link is sent to members via email in the week prior to the meeting. Face to face meetings should resume when these restrictions are lifted. We are also holding informal “discussion meetings” on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Finding the Entrance
The IBEW213 building has a large parking lot and it isn’t obvious how to enter the building because the front door is locked. We enter the building through a door on the north side of the building. If you are standing facing the front door of the building with your back to Broadway, walk down the left side of the building and you will find the entrance door we are allowed to use.