The information in this section directs you to further sources of information about prostate cancer, general cancers, complementary medicines, cancer and nutrition and general nutrition sources. In addition, the Vancouver Prostate Centre has the Prostate Centre Supportive Care Program; and patients may access the Oncology Social Work Services at the BCCA; both of which are highlighted below.
Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program
The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from the time of initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. A doctor's referral is required for the Sexual Health Service. Their website (linked above) hosts their most current information.
Oncology Social Work Services
The Prostate Centre recognizes that dealing with cancer causes distress and, at times, difficulty coping. Oncology social workers are available to help patients and their loved ones solve problems associated with cancer treatment. These services are available through the Patient & Family Counseling Services at BC Cancer. There is no additional cost to you, as the services are considered part of the medical treatment. Services may include supportive counseling, education, assistance with problem solving, and referrals to community agencies and support groups. The service can be contacted at the phone numbers given on their page at the BCC website.
Links to further information
Please refer to the pages below for links to further information (links open in new window):