Diagnosed with prostate cancer?
We are a prostate cancer support group helping men in the Oakville, Mississauga and surrounding areas. We offer fellowship and guidance through personal experiences. We have made the journey! We can help.
We are part of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network
We meet every month in friendly, no-pressure environment of Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House and are always ready to welcome visitors. Whether you want to come once or on a regular basis, please know that the group is there for you, ready with experience, encouragement, understanding and support. We understand that some men are reluctant to open up on a first visit and we are quite happy if you choose just to sit and listen. The choice is yours.
What Can Prostate Cancer Canada Do For You?
- Prostate Cancer Canada “Expert Angle” webinars are one of your best sources of information on all aspects of prostate cancer (click on ‘Past Presentations’)
- “I have Prostate Cancer – Now What?” Use the resources of Prostate Cancer Canada to help your understanding and decision making. Talk with an Information Specialist
- “Advanced Prostate Cancer” Information about advanced disease, living with advanced prostate cancer, palliative care and information for caregivers and loved ones
- For more information on Prostate Cancer Canada, please go to their website, check out the resources available to you and subscribe to the free monthly e-Newsletter
What Can Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Do For You?
More than 85 per cent of cancer patients experience the non-medical consequences of cancer and its treatment: the fear, anxiety, pain, isolation, financial worries and guilt. Through one-to-one peer support, group support activities, learned coping skills, rehabilitation and nutrition programs, and much, much more, Wellspring has helped thousands of people take an active role in controlling their cancer experience to improve their quality of life. Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House
Thank You to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House for your support and for providing the facilities for our meeting.
Current Meetings & Events
Incontinence is a common side effect of treatment for prostate cancer, especially after prostatectomy surgery.
For those who suffer from incontinence, there is a series of steps that can be taken to minimize the effects. The first is to do pelvic floor strengthening – Kegel exercises. Trouble is, it seems that most of us don’t know how to do these properly.
Come to our July 18 meeting and meet the physiotherapists from Blueberry Therapy who will show us how to do Kegels properly and will discuss the other exercises and procedures they have to help restore pelvic floor strength.
Please note that at every meeting we make time to welcome new members so don’t hesitate to come out even if this is not your problem. Someone will be happy to take you aside and help with whatever issue you are dealing with.
More on Incontinence
If you can’t make our meeting or perhaps want to be more prepared in advance of the meeting, there is an excellent 3-part ‘Expert Angle’ series on the Prostate Cancer Canada website. Part 3 of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for Post-Prostatectomy deals with the various exercises and strategies men can use to regain continence
Warriors Group for Advanced Prostate Cancer
The Toronto Prostate Cancer Support Group (PCCN Toronto) has a sub-group for men and women dealing with advanced prostate cancer. It is recognized that regular support meetings may not be fully catering to the needs of men and their partners dealing with advanced prostate cancer and that access to knowledgeable fellow survivors is essential in managing the health care system. If you feel this may be applicable to you, you might want to join their meetings or join their Facebook group.
Other PCCN Group Meetings
PCCN Burlington – Last Tuesday of every month at 7pm – YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burlington.
PCCN Waterloo-Wellington – Tuesday June 26th – Presentation on medicinal cannabis
Hamilton/Dundas Prostate Support group – Wednesday July 25th – Erectile Dysfunction & Incontinence