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
Our next group meeting is Wednesday May 16th (always the 3rd Wednesday). This month we will have one of our “discussion evenings”. This is really what a Support Group is all about – people sitting around in a comfortable, no pressure environment asking questions and sharing experiences.
If you have prostate cancer, been recently diagnosed or just want to learn more, we would be happy to have you join us.
If you are a spouse or partner whose husband is not yet ready to talk about it (a common situation), feel free to join us by yourself. You will be made to feel comfortable and usually can interact with other spouses who accompany their husbands to our meetings.
If you need more information, please email us.
On April 18th we had an excellent turnout to hear Dr. Gerard Morton as our guest speaker. Dr. Morton is a radiation oncologist at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He has helped develop one of the leading prostate brachytherapy programs in North America. Dr. Morton gave an excellent and often humorous talk covering the full range of prostate cancer treatments then focused in on recent clinical trials that produced new developments in brachytherapy and advanced hormone therapy treatments.
Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House Events
TUESDAY MAY 15th at 6pm: Dr. David Palma – 5 Tips for Getting Top-Notch Cancer Treatment
Dr. David Palma is a Radiation Oncologist at the London Health Sciences Centre and author of Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment. He will discuss the importance of receiving high quality cancer care and provide some practical tips to help ensure patients are receiving top-notch treatment.
Other PCCN Group Meetings
PCCN Burlington – Last Tuesday of every month at 7pm – YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burlington.