With a major change to the structure of our support groups, as we learned that Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) would no longer exist as a stand-alone entity, but would be absorbed into the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), we were faced with several challenges. These have now been resolved and the result is of the development of Prostate Cancer Support Canada. PCSC, established through support from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. has established a new network of support groups across Canada, and has enabled provision of an extensive array of educational materials, and other services to our groups.
One significant past role was maintaining a register, on the internet, of the support groups across the country which allowed men and their caregivers to find local help in their experience with this, the most common form of cancer in Canadian men. This function has been re-established through the www.ProstateCancerSupport.ca website of Prostate Cancer Support Canada which now lists groups in every Province in Canada.
We can assure you that support in Durham Region continues to be available to those who need us year round and despite the effects of the pandemic. We’re just a phone call away.