Diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Are you in the process of exploring your treatment options?
Are you a prostate cancer survivor with issues or concerns?
Are you a spouse or family member looking for information or support?
You are not alone. We would like to help you. We welcome the recently diagnosed, those in the midst of prostate cancer treatment, and any family members seeking information and support.
Our Support Group tries to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding about prostate cancer in the communities we serve. We offer fellowship and guidance through personal experiences. We have made the journey! We can help.
(Until further notice, Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan house is closed due to Covid-19). All meetings, including ours, are held by Zoom).
Zoom videoconferencing may not be ideal but, at times like these, it allows us to get together, see old friends, listen to guest speakers, and share our successes and our concerns. One definite benefit of group meetings by Zoom is that it breaks down geographical barriers and lets us join in meetings and listen to expert speakers elsewhere in Ontario and across the country. See Support Groups and join our mailing list to see what’s available to you.
What If I Don’t Want To Go To a Support Group Meeting?
In this difficult time of shut-downs and physical distancing, support for men with prostate cancer is even more important. Please note that we are always available to help by phone or email. If you have questions, concerns or would just like someone to talk to, please get in touch. This is a challenging time for all and doubly so if you have just been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Thanks to the great network of support groups across Ontario, we can reach out to other groups if necessary to find the right person for you to talk to.
Remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE
We understand that not all men are comfortable in a group setting and having to speak about their symptoms and side-effects in a room full of other men.
If that’s you (or your loved one), we are happy to arrange one-on-one, confidential discussions with another member who shares, and can understand, your issues with prostate cancer. Please get in touch.
We are a proud Community Partner of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House in Oakville. See more on how Wellspring can help the prostate cancer patient.
Thank You to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House for your support and for providing the facilities for our meeting.
Current Meetings & Events
Due to understandable concerns over Covid-19, Wellspring has closed its buildings and moved to on-line and webinar support. We have followed suit and cancelled our group get-togethers at Wellspring until further notice. We still meet monthly by Zoom videoconferencing.
Meetings by Zoom (3rd Wed @ 7pm)
JAN 19 Our first meeting of the New Year will be on Jan 19th. In addition to our regular peer support group discussion, we will get an update on what Wellspring can do for our members – programs, presentations and peer support. All are welcome to attend.
FEB 16 The theme of our meeting will be ‘Exercise and Prostate Cancer’. Stay tuned for more information.
There are many other support group meetings regionally and nationally that you are free to attend, depending on your location or your interest in a particular topic.
Individual support is still available. In the past months, several men have got in touch with us and have been connected with others who are at the same stage of treatment or who are dealing with the same side-effects. Thanks to the great networking of support groups across Ontario, we can reach out to other groups if necessary to find the right person for you to talk to.
Prostate Cancer News Feed
Great upcoming local presentation on Radiation for Prostate Cancer
Updates in the treatment of non-metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer
Support specifically for the partners of men with prostate cancer
Upcoming virtual prostate cancer summit
Active Surveillance for prostate cancer