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The Prostate Cancer Centre operates for you. We provide current information about prostate cancer and the most up-to-date resources. Together, our staff and volunteers form a team that works to ensure your needs are met. Our programs and services are tailored to guide you through your journey with prostate cancer.

Rapid Access Clinics (RAC)

The Prostate Cancer Centre hosts a variety of sessions providing “rapid access” to a Urologist when there is a concern about prostate cancer.

RAC 1 – Access to A Specialist

Express clinics to shorten wait times from a family doctor referral to a consultation with a urologist.

 

RAC 2 – Access to Treatment Specialists

Bi-monthly information sessions (Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm) are offered to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. These free sessions are available to you and your partner by registration with your Urologist only.

 

RAC 3 – Access to Post-Op Care

Follow-up care is offered from a post-op management care nurse.

Contact Dave Bateman at 403-943-8710

RAC 4-Access to support for Incontinence and Erectile dysfunction 

Assessment for continence and erectile issues by a nurse at 3 and 9 months post-op.

Contact a Candace Frey at 403-943-8958

RAC 5 – Active Surveillance

Urologists follow patients diagnosed with prostate cancer who do not presently require treatment.

RAC 6 – Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

A clinic to follow men with advanced prostate cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy, management of bone health and consideration of palliative care consults. A urology nurse practitioner assists with the patient visits and teaching.

Support Classes Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)

A class offered to patients on androgen deprivation therapy. A workbook designed to help men to cope with side effects, some of which can be prevented, and others that can be managed effectively. Patient’s partners and/or loved ones are welcome to attend the class with them.

The class, held monthly, is led by the Tom Baker Cancer Centre’s registered provisional psychologist, Lauren Walker PhD

In addition, we also offer this class online as well. Download the brochure here.

To register for  the online class, email: LifeOnADT@gmail.com
Classes run 90 minutes and will be offered twice a month from November 2017 – April 2018

Life After Prostate Cancer

Presenters include a Dietician, Kinesiologist, Physiotherapist, and Psychologist to provide wellness information.

If you wish to know more about this program, call 403-943-8710

Every second Tuesday from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Post-Treatment Support

The Prostate Cancer Centre offers the following programs and support following treatment for prostate cancer:

  • Nursing assessments.
  • Pelvic physiotherapy.
  • Couples’ intimacy workshop.
  • Injection therapy clinics.
  • Information class on surgical options for incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
  • Referral for psychological support.
  • Consultation with a specialist urologist.

 

Couples’ Intimacy Workshop

The Prostate Cancer Centre is pleased to offer an intimacy workshop for couples. Workshops are run by psychologists Dr. John Robinson, Dr. Lauren Walker and Urologist Dr. Jay Lee.

Topics covered in the workshops include:

  • How to understand your sexual values as a couple.
  • How to have satisfying sex after treatment.
  • Specific skills for maintaining satisfying sexual intimacy.

Workshops are offered approximately every 8 weeks and are open to men who have received treatment for prostate cancer in the past 5 years (no hormone therapy within the past 6 months).

To register, please contact Candace Frey at 403-943-8958.

Please note: Given the demand, workshops often fill up months in advance.

Injection Therapy Clinics

Couples who have attended the intimacy workshop are eligible for injection therapy clinics. Clinics include education and personalized teaching on injection therapy for erectile dysfunction. Clinics are held approximately every 8 weeks.

To register, please contact Candace Frey at 403-943-8958.

Pelvic Physiotherapy

Patients with ongoing bladder control issues after prostate cancer treatments have the opportunity to be referred to a Pelvic Physiotherapist. The pelvic physiotherapist teaches the appropriate techniques for the pelvic floor exercises and ensures the patients are doing them correctly.

Strength & Stretch

Strength and stretching exercise specifically designed for prostate cancer patients. Participants MUST REGISTER prior to attending.

Register
by phone 403-210-8482 or
email wellnesslab@kin.ucalgary.ca

Every Thursday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Class

The Androgen Deprivation Therapy Class is a program offered to any patients starting androgen deprivation therapy (a.k.a. hormone therapy, Eligard injections). Participating in this program will provide patients with free access to a comprehensive workbook designed to help prepare men (and their partners) to cope well while on androgen deprivation therapy. This treatment is associated with many side effects, some of which can be prevented, and others that can be managed effectively. Patients partners and/or loved ones are welcome to attend the class with them. Patients will also be invited to attend follow-up classes on an as needed basis.

The class, held monthly is led by the Tom Baker Cancer Centre’s registered provisional psychologist, Dr. Lauren Walker. Please register by calling Dave Bateman at 403-943-8710.

In addition, we also offer this class online as well. Download the brochure here.

To register for the online class, email: LifeOnADT@gmail.com
Classes run 90 minutes and will be offered twice a month from November 2017 – April 2018

Community Presentations

The Prostate Cancer Centre provides the community with presentations regarding prostate cancer, and attends health and wellness fairs.

If you would like more information, or want to book a presentation, please contact 403-943-8869

Mobile Testing

We are pleased to provide The Man Van™ mobile baseline PSA testing unit. We offer on-the-spot baseline PSA blood tests for men over 40 during scheduled clinics. We also offer additional health measurements through our men’s health “Know Your Numbers” program which provides men 18 with BMI, blood glucose, and blood pressure measurements.

MAN VAN™ Tracker

See where the MAN VAN™ will
be at a location near you:

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Pre-Op Class (Provided by Alberta Health Services)

The Prostate Cancer Centre provides the space for an Alberta Health Services nurse educator who talks about Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and Radical Prostatectomy: what patients need to do before surgery, the process of the surgery and a volunteer/graduate will talk about their experience.

Every Monday from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (TURP) and 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Radical Prostatectomy)

Call 403-943-3313 to register.

Peer Support

Men and women are able to provide support to those who are on the prostate cancer journey. Woman who have gone through the prostate cancer journey with their partners can provide supportive and compassionate listening and share their experiences relating to prostate cancer as a partner. Men who have been through the prostate cancer journey can share their experiences relating to prostate cancer and their particular treatment choice to patients making their own choice. If you are interested in getting in touch with a Women’s or Men’s Peer Support Volunteer please call 403-943-8869.

 

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