1) Prostate Cancer Patient Guide
The guide, which has been compiled with the contributions of top-tier doctors and researchers in prostate cancer, is a must-have resource for prostate cancer patients. It focuses all of the information available about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated document; and it is updated regularly.
It is for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA. Beyond that, it’s for any loved one or caregiver who wants to cut through the information noise and get directly to need-to-know information for prostate cancer patient navigation. (72 pages). The latest edition of the Guide is now available. Download the latest copy at: https://www.pcf.org/2018-
2) Managing Stress
BC Cancer, Patient and Family Counselling Services has developed a patient education video dedicated to cancer patients and their families who are learning to find their “breath” after a cancer diagnosis. This 12 minute video is called “Managing Stress While Living with Cancer”. The video focuses on understanding how stress impacts the body, a guided mindfulness practice and patient experiences of using stress reduction techniques.
Two BCCA counsellors in Abbotsford (Dr Kirk Austin) and Vancouver (Melanie McDonald) showcase their knowledge and experience. This video can be found on the BC Cancer website under Coping with Cancer – Emotional Support – Managing Stress as a part of our Managing Stress Toolbox.Link Managing Stress While Dealing with Cancer
3. NCCN Guidelines for Cancer Patients
The US based National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has produced a comprehensive information manual on prostate cancer. It provides a thorough introduction to the disease, its treatment and possible side effects. Topics include: Basics, Staging, Treatment Planning, Overview of Cancer Treatments, Treatment guide for Monitoring, Treatment Guide for Systemic Treatment and Making Treatment Decisions. It also contains a comprehensive glossary of terminology.
4) Life on ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) www.LIFEonADT.com
For people considering ADT (hormone therapy) this website is a must. One of the site’s authors is Dr. Richard Wassersug who is a member or our group. This information is also available through a workshop entitled Adapting to Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Dr. Wassersug conducts the Vancouver workshop which is offered through the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program. http://www.prostatecentre.com/pcsc/pcsc-program-modules
5) Lifestyle Management Program for PC Survivors
The TrueNTH (Truenorth) Lifestyle Management program for prostate cancer patients and survivors is now available on-line throughout the country at no cost. The program provides access to consultants and resources in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and stress reduction. Click here for a description: PCCN TrueNTH Lifestyle Management and for the project poster use this link– https://truenth.ca