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 the 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.
To-date in 2019 we have had 21 new attendees, often with their spouses, at our monthly Support Group meetings. So, if you are thinking of coming, don’t imagine that you will be the only new guy in a room full of regulars.
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 (or email me and we can talk one-on-one). 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’)
- An excellent new package of information Understanding Prostate Cancer
- “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
Yes, we do meet in December. Unfortunately, men get diagnosed with prostate cancer at all times of the year, even in December. It is estimated that almost 23000 men will be diagnosed with PC in Canada this year.
We will have a relaxed discussion evening on the 18th. If you have questions and considered coming out to a meeting, this would be the perfect opportunity. I hope to see you there.
Did you miss our guest speaker in November? Dr. Joelle Helou, a radiation oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, summarized currently available radiation treatment options for prostate cancer and how they are used for patients at all stages of their disease. This was typical of the great specialists who visit us over the year. Ask to be added to our mailing list so that you don’t miss the next one.
Nov. 28th Light Up Wellspring.
At our October and November meetings, our members contributed to our annual collection in support of Wellspring Birmingham-Gilgan House. I was delighted to be able to hand over our biggest ever cheque to say thank-you on behalf of our group for the wonderful work that Wellspring does and for the great support that they give to our group each and every month.
Prostate Cancer Updates
Here is a simple, straightforward explanation of why the PSA test is so valuable and why all men should consider getting tested. Dr. Goldenberg is based in Vancouver and strips away all the myths and misinformation around what is an excellent tool in the fight against prostate cancer. Download a copy of Dr. Goldenberg on the PSA test
Each month, we send out a short, easy-to-read review of new developments and articles of interest in the field of Prostate Cancer.
If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, drop us a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org (email link above).
Other PCCN Group Meetings (all are welcome to attend)
PCCN Brampton – 2nd Tuesday each month, 7pm at Wellspring Chinguacousy (5 Inspiration Way, Brampton).
PCCN Burlington – Last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm – YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burlington.
PCCN Waterloo-Wellington – 4th Tuesday each month at 7 pm
PCCN Toronto – Warriors Group (for Advanced Prostate Cancer)
A sub-group for men and women dealing with advanced prostate cancer. Here is an opportunity for men and their partners to meet and learn from knowledgeable fellow survivors. If you feel this may be applicable to you, you might want to join their meetings or join their Facebook group.