Victoria

Contact: Leanne Kopp
T. 250 388-0214     1 866 388-0214

E. supportgroup@theprostatecentre.org

You are not alone. Island Prostate Cancer Support Group is a place to meet and hear from men who have had, or are going through treatment themselves, as well as listen to leading doctors and speakers in the field. If you don’t live in Victoria, but would still like to hear from our guest speakers we provide the video from each speaker series here. Our Prostate Cancer Support Group provides:

  • Information – A venue for sharing information, both in a formal format through presentations from medical professionals, and through informal discussion with other group members.
  • Peer Support – A caring environment where anyone touched by prostate cancer can discuss their situation and bring up concerns and issues with others who have experienced the disease. This can be tremendously reassuring for those who are newly diagnosed. Members from the group also provide hospital visitation for those receiving surgical treatment.
Please note that our monthly meetings have changed locations!  We will now be meeting at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre, 1952 Bay Street.  Yes, this is the new Care Centre building and we will be in room RJH PCC S150
 How do you get there?  Well, if you go through the front door of the Patient Care Centre (off Bay Street) and walk straight ahead, you will walk past the gift shop straight to the room. We will have ample volunteers and signage so that no one gets lost.

 Meeting format

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Sign in
  • 7:00 – 7:05: Opening remarks and information about activities and events in which Island Prostate Centre are engaged
  • 7:05 – 7:15: Introduction of new members
  • 7:15 – 8:15: Presentation by an expert speaker from the medical community
  • 8:15 – 8:30: Refreshment break
  • 8:30 – 9:00: Break out into discussion groups according to treatment type (men who have had surgery talk together, men who have had radiation talk together, etc.). There is also a discussion group for those attendees who are in a supporting role, such as spouses, partners, family members, etc. The medical presenter is encouraged to participate, though the discussion groups are primarily a space to informally share information and personal experiences.

Upcoming Speakers

  • December 7th, 2017 – Connie Degenstein, Resource Nurse, Island Prostate Centre.  Topic: Adventures with ADT:  Understanding and managing treatment related side effects. 
  • January 2018 – Please note that the Prostate Cancer Support Group will not meet this month.