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Alex Smith, “Wellspring Cancer Support Centres Background and Programs Offered at Wellspring Chinguacousy”

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 – 7:00pm Our guest speaker is Alex Smith, who has been the Centre Manager at Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre for the past four years. We consider Wellspring Chinguacousy to be one of the most valuable community resources available to both cancer patients and their caregivers.  Our long-time member Bob Vandrish has been a Peer Counselor there almost […]

Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater: The Benefits Of PSA Testing

Speaker: Dr. Andrew LoblawOriginal Date: Thursday November 6, 2014 In October, 2014, the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care, a body that did not include a single urologist, oncologist or prostate cancer patient, recommended against PSA testing. The immediate reaction from Prostate Cancer Canada and virtually every recognized Canadian expert in the field was to condemn this report. […]

Annual Christmas Social Evening

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 – 7:00pm This is our annual Christmas Social Evening, with no scheduled speaker. It will be a relaxed evening of visiting with members new and old and catching up. Sadly, our regular Christmas guest, Anne Breakey Hart of Prostate Cancer Canada, will not be available to attend the meeting this year due to major changes […]

Dr. David Palma, “Five Steps Toward Getting Top-Notch Treatment for Prostate Cancer.”

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 – 7:00pm Dr. Palma is a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher at the London Health Sciences Centre and the author of the bestselling book Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment. The book was inspired by his best friend’s diagnosis of colon cancer. All proceeds from the sale of […]

Dr. Joelle Helou, MD, MSc – Quality of life following prostate cancer radiotherapy

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 – 7:00pm Dr. Joelle Helou, MD, MSc, is a Radiation Oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Helou will cover “Quality of life following prostate cancer radiotherapy in the era of new radiation techniques”. She plans to compare a man’s quality […]

Maureen Rowlands – Update on PCC’s health promotion and survivorship information and services

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 – 7:00pm Maureen Rowlands, who is the Director of Support Services at Prostate Cancer Canada, will provide an updated overview of the health promotion and survivorship information and services provided through PCC. Maureen has presented to PCCN Brampton in the past and always provides us with useful information. Her presentation this time will cover […]