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Ontario-Quebec Support Group Leaders meet in Huntsville
2014-11-12 1:29:15 PM
18 prostate cancer support groups from Ontario and Quebec met together this past weekend in Huntsville, Ontario to network, share best practices and learn about PCC programs that benefit members of support groups and all survivors.
Rabbi Moshe Meirovich's experience with prostate cancer
2014-11-12 10:42:36 AM
It was October 2010. Four biopsies came back positive for prostate cancer. This was a real shock because I had vigilantly monitored my PSA count for several years.
 
"I received the call on my way to catch a flight last June…"
2014-08-29 12:41:46 PM
On the way to the airport, former CFL and NFL star, Todd McMillon, received news that would change his life.
Research Corner - July 2014
2014-07-25 4:16:11 PM
We’re pleased to share some of the important research findings from our PCC-funded researchers. Their discoveries are making a difference in the field of prostate cancer and more outcomes are just around the corner.
James Murphy's Story
2014-07-25 2:52:41 PM
Having a career as a professional athlete, I’m no stranger to tests of endurance, strength, and physical ability. But fighting prostate cancer was a challenge I wasn’t expecting at all.
Why You Need to Protect the 5 Hole
2014-05-05 9:31:54 AM
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional hockey player. I had all the makings of the great athlete; I was strong, focused, disciplined, and I had a great passion for the game. There was just one missing piece. Skill. But I was big, so they put me in net.
Research Corner - April 2014
2014-04-21 3:58:04 PM
Find out about some of the exciting updates happening in these Prostate Cancer Canada funded research projects.
Risky Business: On distinguishing low-risk from high-risk prostate cancer
2013-11-26 3:38:17 PM
In September, PCC released recommendations with one overarching goal: for more men to get tested for prostate cancer. Currently, the test that is initially used for the early detection of prostate cancer is the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. It is a simple blood test that detects the levels of a protein released by the prostate when it is under stress.
Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember: How We Work Together
2013-11-13 9:05:44 AM
It’s the exciting hairy month of Movember, and as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, I couldn’t be more pleased with what this global phenomenon has done to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer in order to eradicate the disease.
The day the catheter left
2013-10-15 5:16:11 PM
A catheter is a long tube about a foot in diameter that’s shoved up your penis through the urethra into your bladder. Okay, it’s really not that large – maybe an eighth to a quarter of an inch in diameter. It’s made up of two tubes, one long and one short. The long one ends up in your bladder and has a bulb on the end to hold it inside the bladder. The short tube is used to fill the bulb with saline. When you want to take the catheter out, you cut the short tube to let the saline out, then pull the long tube out.
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