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Prostate Cancer Support Group
August 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.
This month’s topic: Partner’s Panel
We often focus on the impact of Prostate Cancer for the patient, and forget that this is also a ‘couples disease’. This evening we’ll hear from the spouses / partners regarding how a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment affected them as an individual, and as a partner within the relationship. This will be a panel presentation highlighting the value of a support person.