Surrey PCSC Program Modules

Introduction to Prostate Cancer and Primary Treatment Options

Managing the Impact of Prostate Cancer Treatments on Sexual Function and Intimacy

Recognition & Management of Treatment Related Side Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

There are multiple options for the primary treatment of prostate cancer.

This is a 2 to 2.5- hour group information session for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. Partners and family members are also welcome. This session is jointly presented by a urologist and a radiation oncologist who discuss diagnosis, treatment options, and side effects.  Private 5-10 minute informal discussions with both physicians and each attendee are also available during the session.

Living with prostate cancer can affect many aspects of a person’s life including sexuality, sexual functioning and personal relationships.To help adapt to these changes, prostate cancer patients and their partners may need to adjust their sexual expectations and activities.

For these reasons we provide a 1.5-hour group information session to help newly diagnosed or newly treated men and their partners learn about strategies to manage sexual side effects, and to ask questions. One-on-one clinical appointments with our Sexual Health Clinician are also available as part of this module.

Hormone therapy, also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), is a type of treatment for prostate cancer.  Since ADT reduces a man’s testosterone, it causes a range of physical and psychological side effects. Being able to recognize and control the side effects proactively is the best way to avoid long term problems with ADT.

This is a 1.5-hour group information session for prostate cancer patients who will be starting on or are already on hormone therapy. Partners and family member are also welcome. The session explains how ADT works and presents all the possible side effects and how you can.

If you are interested in signing up for a session please contact us via the link below.

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Surrey.PCSC@bccancer.bc.ca   |    604-587-4315