We are affiliated with Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and we provide assistance to men who live in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge as well as any others who have prostate problems and are seeking information. (To locate other BC and across Canada support groups here.)
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.